Poverty is a topic of critical importance, as we work towards a more connected and empathetic community, understanding that poverty touches all of us in one form or another… even when it seems we are invincible. Our hope is that this film invites conversation, curiosity, and ultimately that it may inspire compassion at its truest sense of the word: That we as viewers and citizens don’t just feel empathy, but that we be compelled to do something with it. If empathy is the silent connection, compassion is the action taken… be it prayer, a shared smile, volunteering time, or making a donation to a worthy cause.
SNAP (Spokane Neighborhood Action Partners) is the local and regional advocate for the most vulnerable people living within our community. With a dedicated board of directors, staff and volunteers, SNAP diligently searches for long-term solutions to eliminate poverty. For 50 years SNAP has served the Spokane region as a leading voice on poverty. As the Spokane area’s Community Action leader, SNAP takes the lead in educating and empowering our low-income neighbors. We’ve always believed that a hand-up goes a lot further than a hand-out, and have, since our inception, helped people transition from crisis to stability by caring for immediate needs while laying the foundation for future success.