A recent two-day Bridges Out Of Poverty workshop in Watertown, New York educated one hundred and fifty people about poverty and socioeconomic differences. Many of those who participated in the workshop work in social services, and the discussions they heard and participated in will directly contribute to their professions. “For instance, folks that grow up in poverty may consider quantity important when it comes to food. For those in the middle class, it’s more about the quality of food. For those who live in great wealth it’s all about the presentation of food,” said Dawn Cole, Community Action Planning Council deputy director.

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