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Living Off of Hope

by Curren Sheldon

Presented by Microsoft News in partnership with Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity

Many families in Charleston, West Virginia, struggle to make ends meet, working long hours in minimum wage jobs. Some fight the headwinds of costly medical bills; others earn low pay while working community service jobs. They seek better lives for their kids and families, yet fall further and further behind in paying basic bills.

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Poverty manifests itself in many ways, often in hunger and malnutrition. Feeding America is a nationwide network of more than 200 food banks that feed more than 46 million people.

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Presented by Microsoft News in partnership with Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity
Income inequality in America and
pathways to positive change

The faces of poverty are all around us. From struggling young entrepreneurs to homeless veterans, college students to seniors. In this series, we explore the challenges of economic inequality in America along with solutions to change the conversation.