Poverty in San Diego Higher than during Great Recession
When Jim Floros started his job as president and CEO of the San Diego Food Bank at the beginning of 2013, he says the nonprofit served about 330,000 people a month.
That number has since grown to 370,000.
That might seem odd given that San Diego County’s unemployment rate fell from 8.8 to 4.3 percent over that same period, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
But Floros said having a job doesn’t mean you don’t need help.
“The thing that people really don’t realize regarding poverty and hunger (is) the people most affected — the term that’s most commonly used — is the working poor,” Floros said. “It’s people really in lower-paying jobs, people struggling to get by, trying to make ends meet.” To read the rest of this illuminating article, please click HERE.