Wal-Mart Asks Workers To Donate Food To Its Needy Employees

An Oklahoma Wal-Mart store is holding a food drive for its own employees, according to labor organizers. The group Making Change At Wal-Mart posted a photo of the food drive to its Facebook page on Thursday. The photo shows a cardboard bin with a sign attached that reads:

California Poverty Rate: 23.4 Percent

California continues to have – by far – the nation’s highest level of poverty under an alternative method devised by the Census Bureau that takes into account both broader measures of income and the cost of living. Nearly a quarter of the state’s 38 million residents (8.9 million) live in poverty, a new Census Bureau report says, a level virtually unchanged since the agency first began reporting on the method’s effects.