Study: Poverty on the rise across Indianapolis

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On Nov. 27, 2013, The Indy Channel referenced SAVI’s Poverty Report in its story on poverty in Indianapolis.

INDIANAPOLIS – In the land of plenty, there are significant numbers of people who go without. A report released by the Polis Center at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis said that one in every five residents in Indianapolis live below the poverty level. When the St. Vincent de Paul food bank opened its doors in 1999, it served an average of 1,200 families per week. Just last week, the food bank assisted more than 4,200 families, an all-time record.

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