New figures suggest 30,000 Cumbrian families are now living in poverty.
The number of families earning less than £10,000 a year has risen sharply from 19,000 in 2009.
See Matthew Taylor's full report.
The number of working families in Cumbria who live in poverty has risen sharply.
New figures published by the county council suggest 19,000 households earned less than £10,000 in 2009. By last year that had risen to 30,000.
A woman from Bargrennan, near Newton Stewart, is living on £1 a day for five days to raise awareness of extreme poverty.
Ruby Marr is taking part in the "Live Below the Line" challenge, which is a campaign taking place in the UK, Canada, Australia and the USA simultaneously, with more than 20,000 people spending 5 days living below the line.
Mrs Marr has been raiding the reduced sections of the local supermarktes and grocery stores to try and find the cheapest food available.
She is raising money for UNICEF an has been finding the task harder than she first thought.