ALBERT LEA, Minnesota – Folks in a southern Minnesota community are gathering with the goal of ending poverty in their area.
As apart of the kick off to the Leaders Partnering to End Poverty program, Freeborn County residents were invited to a presentation on how to address poverty issues.
The LPEP program is working with the county over the next year to increase opportunities for people to move out of poverty.
“I think Albert Lea has a great opportunity here to address poverty. You have this initiative, and you have a funder who is willing to help you. So to take advantage of that; your stats in your county can improve and people can continue to enjoy resources, everyone can,” says Jodi Pfarr, who has years of experience with Catholic Charities and housing assistance initiatives.
There will be events throughout the year in Freeborn County to give residents the opportunity to build awareness around the issue of poverty.