"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the
abundance of those who have much. It's whether we
provide enough for those who have too little."

- Franklin Delano Roosevelt

For more information: AAUW Fact Sheets and Position Papers on Affirmative Action, Athletics, Education, Managed Care Reform, Reproductive Rights, and Social Security Reform.

North Country Matters: Potsdam Snack Pack Program - In today’s North Country Matters, host Donna Seymour talks with the founder and coordinator the Potsdam Snack Pack Program, Laurell Brault, about the community-based effort to ensure local school children have enough food on the weekend. The Potsdam program started in 2016. (Filmed Sept. 29, 2017)

North Country Matters: Bob Gorman, Poverty in the North Country and the ALICE Report - Bob Gorman, the Executive Director of the United Way of Northern NY, talk about Poverty in the North Country and what the ALICE Report can tell us about the families who are struggling to make ends meet in our communities. He and NCM host Donna Seymour examine the county statistics, what lies behind the numbers, and how communities can help these families. (March 17, 2017)

This online poverty simulation was developed for an organization in North Carolina. Some of the scenarios are driven by the local market but it gives you a pretty good sense of the choices we make when live in poverty. See if you can make it through a month before you run out of money.

Advance Round Table: Poverty manifests itself is poor access to healthy food (Dec. 24, 2016)

Food Insecurity in St. Lawrence County with Heather Sullivan-Catlin and Daisy Cox (Jan. 27, 2015)

North Country Matters: Gloria McAdam, the Executive Director for GardenShare.org (Jan. 20, 2015)

North Country Matters Video: St. Lawrence County Community Food Security Assessment with Heather Sullivan-Caitlin (Sept. 12, 2014)

North Country Matters Video: Poverty in St. Lawrence County, NY: A panel of local people discussed the way poverty manifests itself at the SUNY Canton's Campus Center's Kingston Theater on Feb. 5, 2014 as part of a week of activities sponsored by the International Student Activist Organization (ISAO). (May 4, 2014)

Video: The Story of Hungry - A unique look at life through the eyes of a small girl struggling with hunger, and how something as simple as breakfast in the classroom can changer her day, her week — and maybe even her entire future.

Film: A Place at the Table and its trailer

A Framework for Understanding Poverty By Ruby K. Payne - People in poverty face challenges virtually unknown to those in middle class or wealth--challenges from both obvious and hidden sources. The reality of being poor brings out a survival mentality, and turns attention away from opportunities taken for granted by everyone else.

Updated January 20, 2018


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