According to the 2019 Indiana KIDS COUNT Data Snapshot, 18.4 percent of children ages 0-17 live in poverty, 15.4 percent live in working-poor households and 17.7 percent are food insecure. In addition, 48 percent of all Indiana students receive free and reduced-price lunch.
Join us for this viewing of “The Line” – a short film that chronicles real stories of real people across the country living at or below the poverty line. They have goals. They have children. They work hard. They are people like you and me. Their stories are powerful, inspiring, challenging – the kind that evoke feeling and compel action.
Following the film, we will have a robust, honest discussion about the often devastating effects of poverty and how the smart use of resources and strategic partnerships between nonprofits, business and government can reduce poverty. Participants will consider ways that organizations, communities and families can address the issues of poverty in our local community.