"Picture this...it's Friday afternoon. You've got 200 children that you know will go home with nothing to eat this weekend...and you've got enough food for 25 families to have six meals this weekend. How do you choose?" -- Susan Stoltenberg, Executive Director of Impact Northwest.
The 100 Neighborhoods Project examines how social issues such as unemployment, hunger, poverty and homelessness are impacting communities across the nation... and how the lingering effects of the Great Recession are stretching social safety nets to the breaking point. We take a closer look at how economic challenges are reshaping the partnerships between businesses, civic groups, non-profit agencies, local governments and schools... and how these organizations are working together to meet the growing demand for social services even while funding is decreasing.
Friday's Cruel Lottery was produced by 100N Media Group pro bono in support of Impact Northwest - a non-profit organization whose mission is to help impoverished families in the Portland metro area.