Realizing how much we have (clothing, food, transportation, technology) is very humbling. 40.6 million Americans live at or below the poverty line which is a household income of $9,175 a year. People living in poverty don’t have much money to cover their daily needs and must purchase “new” items through resell stores, bent and dent shops, and at pantries. In recent years UWP administration has taken steps to ease the burden on persons with lower incomes with the introduction of Pioneer Provisions, a food pantry, and Pioneer Restore, a resale store. Learning what these resources can and can not do for those in poverty will make you quickly realize the struggles these families must work through to carry out their daily lives. You never know, your neighbor could be affected by the constraints of a low income. Take a few minutes to learn how the university is converting “waste” products into viable options at low prices at the Pioneer Restore. The bulletin board titled “One person’s trash is another person’s treasure” has valuable information how you can get involved.