FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2013 file photo, Fred Drake helps prepare food supplies to be distributed to people and families in need at the Grace Lutheran Church Food Pantry in Springfield, Ill. According... more 
FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2013 file photo, Fred Drake helps prepare food supplies to be distributed to people and families in need at the Grace Lutheran Church Food Pantry in Springfield, Ill. According to a report released Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, by the Chicago-based Social IMPACT Research Center, the overall Illinois poverty rate is the same as it was a half century ago, despite scores of state and federal aid programs and a dramatic drop in the number of elderly considered poor. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Seth Perlman, File
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