… And you find this surprising …?

… And you find this surprising …?

Census shows Arizona among the poorest states

clip_image001PHOENIX (AP) — U.S. Census numbers show Arizona ranks among the nation’s poorest states.

Children’s Action Alliance President Dana Naimark says it is not a surprise the Census numbers show Arizona among the poorest states. Naimark calls it a dangerous situation for children by creating barriers for access to health care and educational opportunities.

The people providing food to the needy say keeping the shelves stocked is not easy.

St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance spokesman Jerry Brown says they’re seeing as many as 1,000 people a day coming in for food boxes in Phoenix. Brown says St. Mary’s is also providing assistance to the Yuma food bank.

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