Matthew 25:34-40 “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’ “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
For 2012, what is the Federal poverty line for a family of 4 ? FEDERAL POVERTY LINE
FEDERAL POVERTY LINE In 2012, the yearly Federal Poverty line income for a family of 4 is $22,350 www.Educationforjustice.org
The number of U.S. people in poverty in 2011 was the largest number in the past ___ years.
The number of people in poverty in 2011 was 15.1 % of Americans, the largest number in the past 52 years.
Housing How many low income Americans had housing problems in 2010?
Housing 16 million low income Americans had housing problems ( such as living in overcrowded conditions, paying more than ½ of their income for housing, living with a lack of hot water, electricity or other necessities for decent living) in 2010.
Extreme Poverty Who are the “extreme poor” living in the United States?
Extreme Poverty Those living in extreme poverty make less than ½ of the federal poverty line.
Extreme Poverty How many Americans live in extreme poverty?
Extreme Poverty 20.5 million Americans live in extreme poverty. ( Less than $11,000 a year for a family of 4.)
Extreme Poverty Who are those living in extreme poverty in our global community?
Extreme Poverty is a daily reality for over 1 billion people or 1 out of every 6 people on Earth. The extreme poor earn less than $1 a day. The vast majority of those living in poverty in both the developing and industrialized world are women and children. Extreme Poverty
Absolute Poverty What is the meaning of the term absolute poverty?
Absolute Poverty Absolute poverty is defined as " a condition characterised by severe deprivation of basic human needs, including food, safe drinking water, sanitation facilities, health, shelter, education and information. It depends not only on income but also on access to services." (World Summit on Social Development in Copenhagen in 1995)
Hunger How many children live in households struggling with hunger? • One in six • One in five • One in four • One in three
Hunger According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, nearly one in four children, or 23.3 percent, live in households struggling with hunger. http://halfinten.org/issues/articles/how-much-do-you-really-know-about-poverty/
SNAP (Food Stamps) Who is eligible to get SNAP benefits (aka Food Stamps) ?
SNAP (Food Stamps) Households may have no more than $2,000 in countable resources, such as a bank account and their net income must be below the Federal Poverty Line. http://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/faqs.htm#2
Food Stamps’ Daily Benefit What was the average daily benefit per household in 2009? $109 $59 $29 $9
Food Stamps Households receiving SNAP benefits in 2009 only received about $9 per day to meet their hunger and nutrition needs. http://halfinten.org/issues/articles/how-much-do-you-really-know-about-poverty/
Food Stamps Do I need to be a U.S. citizen to receive Food Stamp (SNAP) benefits?
Food Stamps Although you need a SS# and must be seeking work if able bodied, certain non-citizens, those admitted for humanitarian reasons or permanent residence, many children, elderly immigrants and individuals who have been working in the US for certain periods of time, are eligible for SNAP even if other family members are not eligible. http://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/faqs.htm#2
Food Stamps How many Americans received Food Stamp assistance in 2011?
FOOD STAMPS The number of Americans receiving federal aid through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly known as FOOD STAMPS, soared to a record 46 million in 2011, up from 32 million in 2008. http://feedingamerica.org/newsroom/press-release-archive/unemployment-rate.aspx
Food Stamps How much assistance per month do the poor get from food stamps?
Food Stamps Benefits average $100 a month per person http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/31/us/31foodstamps.html
Feed America’s Second Harvest How many people did Second Harvest feed per month in 2009-2010?
Feed America’s Santa Clara County Second Harvest In fiscal year 09-10, they served an average of 231,311 people per month. That was an 11% increase over the previous year. The majority of people served are seniors and low-income families with children.
Poverty and Race Which racial-ethnic group has the largest number of people living in poverty? • White/Caucasian • African American • Asian American • Latino
Poverty and Race The white/Caucasian group makes up the largest racial-ethnic group living in poverty today despite common (and inaccurate) stereotypes about the demographics of those in poverty. Following this group are Latinos, African Americans, and Asian Americans. African Americans and Latinos, however, suffer disproportionate rates of poverty. http://halfinten.org/issues/articles/how-much-do-you-really-know-about-poverty/
Children living below the poverty line In 2011, what percentage of children lived in families below the poverty line?
Children living below the poverty line In 2011, more than one in five children (22 percent of all children) lived in families with incomes below the poverty line. Almost 50 percent of these children, 7 million, live in extreme poverty.
Single Mother Families In 2009, what percent of children living in single-mother families were poor and what percent of children living in married-couple families were poor?
Single mother families In 2009, 44 percent of children living in single-mother families were poor, compared with 11 percent of children living in married-couple families. http://www.childtrendsdatabank.org/?q=node/221
Age of Children Living in Poverty Who is more likely to live below the poverty line, children under 5 or children 5-17?
Age of Children Living in Poverty Children under age five are more likely than children ages five to 17 to live below the poverty line (24 versus 19 percent, respectively in 2009). http://www.childtrendsdatabank.org/?q=node/221
WOMEN AND POVERTY WHAT WOULD HAPPEN TO POVERTY RATES if women received the same wages as men who work the same number of hours, have the same education and union status, are the same age, and live in the same region of the country?
WOMEN AND POVERTY If women received the same wages as men who work the same number of hours, have the same education and union status, are the same age, and live in the same region of the country, poverty rates would be cut in half. Working families would gain an astounding $200 billion in family income annually. http://www.now.org/issues/economic/factsheet.html
How many low-income working families have a parent with some post-secondary education? EDUCATION
EDUCATION 42 percent of low-income working families have a parent with some post-secondary education.
Working Poor The working poor often eat in soup kitchens. Define the term “Working Poor.”
Working Poor Definition: People who are economically disadvantaged despite the fact that they are fully employed. http://www.allbusiness.com/glossaries/working-poor/4943503-1.html
What percentage of jobs in the U.S. provide income below the poverty line? Working Poor
Working Poor In 2010, 22% of all jobs provided income below the poverty line.
The Working Poor and Bellarmine Name a former 2008 Bellarmine student who needed assistance from Sacred Heart community Center when he was younger.