Local Hunger is a Reality
41,000 people in our service area are struggling with hunger, including 9,700 children. That’s 11% of our neighbors.
Many people don’t realize how prevalent hunger is in our community, because it’s not always what you expect. Most of the people we serve are working, but their wages are not high enough to cover living expenses. Instead, they must choose between food, housing, healthcare, or utilities. Many of them stretch their food budget by skipping meals or purchasing inexpensive, unhealthy food. That’s where we come in.