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The problem: In Memphis, one out of four people lives in poverty.

The federal poverty level is $12,490 per year for an individual and $25,750 for a family of four.

How we help: At Catholic Charities, 92% of the people we serve through Fig Tree Emergency Services  lives at the federal poverty level. One way we help is by passing out walking bags – a day of nutrition neatly packed for our customers.

You can make a difference: First Responders to Poverty (monthly donors to Catholic Charities) make a difference at any giving level. Just $10 could cover the cost of four walking bags. Learn more at ccwtn.org/about/first-responders.