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An increase in Philadelphia's median household income last year did very little to affect the city's staggering poverty rate
Higher wages for professionals and a jump in the number of low-end jobs combined to give the income of Philadelphians a surprising boost in 2015.
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Organizers of summer feeding programs for children say many families just don’t know that the free meals are available.
With Philadelphia public schools out for summer, several local agencies are working to fill the food gap for children who rely on school breakfast and lunch.
The city and several nonprofits have made a concerted effort this year to make the meal programs visible, meeting throughout the year to coordinate their efforts.
In its first year, the Scranton School District’s breakfast in the classroom program led to a more than 65 percent increase in the number of students who eat their first meal of the day at school.
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