Bridges Out of Poverty

A service of the Aha! Process, Bridges Out of Poverty is a support program including books, workshops, and other products to help communities address and reduce poverty. Some resources are free; others are fee-based.

Feeding America
Feeding America is the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization with a network of more than 200 food banks and programs.

Hunger, Homelessness & Poverty Task Force – SRRT/ALA

This task force of the ALA’s Social Responsibilities Round Table promotes and implements ALA Policy 61 (Library Services to the Poor) and raises awareness of poverty issues.

Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP)
IRP is a university-based center for research into the causes and consequences of poverty and social inequality.


A service of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, KIDS COUNT provides data and insights into child well-being in America, including income and poverty data. The KIDS COUNT Data Center ( provides state, county, city, and zip code level reports.

Librarian’s Guide to Homelessness

Shelter director Ryan Dowd’s training course, book, and other tools to develop an empathy-driven approach to problem-solving, conflict resolution, and effective library service for individuals experiencing homelessness. Some resources are free; others are fee-based.

Summer Food Service Program

A program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) provides nutritious meals and snacks to children ages 18 and under in low-income communities when school is not in session.

The Urban Institute
The institute analyzes policies, evaluates programs, and publishes research findings.

U.S Census Bureau: Poverty Data

News, publications, and data on poverty in America from the federal agency that collects and analyzes data about the U.S. economy and people.

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