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If you could walk a day in the shoes of the working poor in our community, what would you discover?

In 2012, 29.9 percent of Transylvania County’s children and 15.8 percent of its adults lived in poverty, according to estimates by the U.S. Census Bureau. In Transylvania County, 60 percent of children currently are eligible for free lunches, a number that has steadily increased in recent years. Many financially needy local families include working adults. With the loss of well-paying industrial jobs that this county enjoyed in years past, many more workers are in lower paid service job...

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