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These days a full-time job at minimum wage won’t even cover rent. That’s why so many people rely on the nutritious meals and other services at Cityteam.
Minimum wage here in San Jose is $10.50 an hour. Rent on a 1-bedroom apartment averages $2,487.
That means, if you work 40 hours a week, you’ll make $1,680 per month.
Many are working as hard as they can, but even working 40 hours a week at minimum wage isn’t enough for a one-bedroom apartment.
Just putting a roof over your head requires more than working full time at minimum wage!
Every $1.89 meal you give makes a difference to someone.