Who Do We Serve?
40% are children
28% of those children are under the age of 11
40% of adults are either retired or disabled
5% (additional) are full time care givers
52% of households have at least 1 member working full time
58% report medical / hospital debt (medical bankruptcy = hunger)
How many do we serve?
We consistently serve over 3600 people a month during our open distributions hours and home delivery service. On average we are able to meet the needs of approximately 2400 adults and 1270 children every month. To accommodate the ever increasing needs of our disabled clients and home-bound seniors, we serve another 96 adults and 26 children through home deliveries.
Nearly 47% of recipient households have at least one person working, yet 78% of the households live under the Federal Poverty Level. Over 50 % of the households receive Food Stamps, but 2/3 of the households receiving Food Stamps run out within the first two weeks of the month.
*The Hunger Factors Assessment shows that the majority of households only access pantries 1-3 times per year however the majority of our clients come to us on a weekly basis.
Our funding base has not increased to meet the demands. Our numbers are rising but the donations are not. We are always seeking grants and other sources of revenue to support the food needs in our community.
Who can help?
Anyone! There are a variety of ways to help. Donations of money, food and time are some of the most tangible ways. We have over 70 volunteers working over 800 hours a month. Click on our donations tab to see how and when you can help.