GAITHERSBURG, MD - NOVEMBER 07: Clients present identification to collect 70 pounds of perishable and non-perishable food at the Manna Food Center November 7, 2011 in Gaithersburg, Maryland. As the ... more 
GAITHERSBURG, MD - NOVEMBER 07: Clients present identification to collect 70 pounds of perishable and non-perishable food at the Manna Food Center November 7, 2011 in Gaithersburg, Maryland. As the economic recession has draged on in the United States and around the world, since 2008 Manna has seen a more-than two-fold increase in the amount of food it annually distributes. Due to federal budget cuts this year Manna has not received turkeys or other protein items to distribute to needy families for the holiday season. New U.S. Census data show that a record number of Americans are now counted among the ranks of the "poorest poor," or those who live on less than $5,570 annually for an individual or $11,157 for a family of four. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) less 
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