The First 1,000 Days
Children today aren't often identified as food insecure until they enter the public school system.
Greg Cruz and Allan Mestel created an online photo series to raise awareness about homelessness in the area, then flipped it into a full-fledged nonprofit.
The percentage of households living in poverty in Sarasota and Manatee counties declined between 2016 and 2017, according to new Census data.
The median household income in America rose by 1.8 percent between 2016 and 2017, the nation's third straight year of income growth.
America's median household income grew by 3.2 percent between 2015 and 2016 and the percentage of those in poverty declined by .8 percent.