27,363 people in Sangamon County live in poverty.
21% of those people are children.
Do you have what it takes to survive a "month" in poverty?
On Friday, January 16, 2015, Sangamon County Community Resources and Springfield Public Schools held a Poverty Simulation, an interactive experience to help the participants understand poverty.
These photos are from the simulation, participants played the role of the lives of low-income families. The task of each family was to provide food, shelter and other basic necessities during the simulation while interacting with various community resources.