A group tries to show what it is like to be in need.

Wyoming – About 9 percent of Wyoming residents live in poverty, according to the most recent federal statistics. But those numbers are from 2007. Wyoming's unemployment rate is now higher than it's been in nearly 6 years. Community Action of Laramie County offers direct services to people living at up to twice the poverty level - about 44 thousand dollars a year for a family of four. The group decided to give people a sense of what it's like to need. Wyoming Public Radio's Molly Messick reports.