The cost of being poor

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The cost of being poor

Many Durangoans face added charges for being poor

The cost of being poor

April Fry, right, is greeted by Unna Redhouse in the courtyard of Manna Soup Kitchen as the two visit during the lunch hour. Fry has struggled with low-paying jobs, day care and health issues on and off for over a decade. She relies on the soup kitchen to offset the cost of meals.
“We just do what we need to do to make it work as a family,” said Peg Powell, right. Powell lives in an apartment on Florida Road with, from left, her son, Kai Meyer, 17; and daughter, Kealey Meyer, 11. Their friend, Desirae Merrill, 12, joins them for dinner. She is the daughter of Elizabeth Merrill and Nick Foss.
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