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Poverty's newest frontier: Number of needy grows faster outside of Green Bay

7:00 AM, May 22, 2013
Volunteer Sam Van Beek loads a 25-pound box of food for the Feed the Children program, which partnered with the Salvation Army of Brown County to distribute food and personal care items at the Green Bay Kroc Center last week.
Volunteer Sam Van Beek loads a 25-pound box of food for the Feed the Children program, which partnered with the Salvation Army of Brown County to distribute food and personal care items at the Green Bay Kroc Center last week.
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The face of poverty in Brown County has been changing over the last decade, following a national trend that shows it leveling off in inner cities but growing elsewhere, according to a new study.

Growth in poverty has been fastest in the nation's suburbs, not the inner city, since 2000, according to a study by the Brookings Institution.

Nationwide, the poor population in suburbs is growing at more than twice the rate of the urban poor population, according to the study. ...

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