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Poverty Encounter can accommodate any size homeschool, public school, or private school students in grades Pre-K through college! Through this immersive and educational field trip, your students’ eyes will be opened to living conditions around the world. All groups will have an opportunity to serve those in need.

A Note for Educators:
The scope of Poverty Encounter is intended to provide guests with an introduction to the realities of children living in poverty and a biblical response to poverty, as well as an opportunity to take action to help those in need. Questions related to issues outside of the intended scope (for example, politics, environmental concerns, etc.) will be referred to the teacher or school leadership.


Pastors and church leaders can reserve a full day for their congregation, or visit in smaller groups such as Life Groups, Bible study groups, missions teams, and youth groups. Hearts will be softened as guests hear of God’s love for the poor, and the biblical response to suffering.


Troop leaders enjoy not only the educational aspect of Poverty Encounter, but the hands-on food packing activity as well. Troops, such as Trail Life USA and American Heritage Girls, can purchase a patch in our Poverty Encounter Gift Shop. Summer camps and after-school programs are also welcome!

Friends & Family

Invite your friends and family to join you in understanding the realities of poverty and how you can make a difference!

*Groups of more than 15 may be broken up into smaller groups of approximately 15 people per tour guide.


Does your company practice corporate social responsibility? Poverty Encounter is the perfect destination where your employees can make a difference. Bring your staff and foster team-building as they serve together!


If you are booking a visit for more than 15 people, please fill out the contact form before you purchase tickets to receive the group rate and help us plan your visit. A member of our team will contact you within 48 hours.

*Groups of more than 15 may be broken up into smaller groups of approximately 15 people per tour guide.

Questions? (818) 979-7090


Poverty Encounter is located within Children’s Hunger Fund at:
13931 Balboa Blvd. Sylmar, CA 91342.
Phone: (818) 979-7090
Email: [email protected]

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