FNS helps keep families above poverty line

A new report by the Census Bureau reveals that 14.3% of Americans live in poverty, or 43.6 million people.  For individuals age 18-65, the poverty rate is the highest its been since the 1960s, when the federal government launched a number of “War on Poverty” programs.  Experts claim that government safety net programs, such as Food & Nutrition Services, have helped keep households above the poverty line.  Read the full Associated Press article.