The Bend Faith Network is holding a prayer vigil at Drake Park's amphitheater.
Ken Bennet with the Bend Faith Network says they've held community awarness events like this for ten years.
"I went back and looked at press releases over the previous years and it was kind of interesting. A lot of clever themes over the years, but the message was the same. The problem never goes away and there's never enough."
Poverty affects 1 in 9 adults and 1 in 5 children in central Oregon.
Poverty is considered a family of four living on 23-thousand dollars a year.