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This interactive program is designed to help participants understand what it might be like to live in a typical low-income family trying to stretch their budget through the month. In this activity participants are assigned into one of six working families. Each family has a specific budget that they must stick to throughout the month.
During the experience, participants are presented with a series of choices. Based on their specific situation, participants need to make choices around housing, transportation, schooling, and food – all while operating within their budget. Presented by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank.
The activity lasts about 60 minutes. It includes a brief introduction, the actual activity, and a debriefing period in which participants share their feelings and experiences about what they have learned about the lives of the working poor.