You may be surpised who is hungry in our community
They are everyday people with families, responsibilities and aspirations. They are our friends and neighbors who are struggling and need a helping hand. They are people who face the daily dilemma of choosing which of life's essentials to go without including food.
Hunger is an income issue. It affects our most at-risk populations: seniors, people with disabilities, the homeless, and many who work full- and part-time. Hunger also takes its toll on the health and well-being of children more than a third of those eating from an emergency food box are under the age of 13.
39% Single-Parent Families
Nearly 40% of clients that come to the food bank are single family parents. Mostly single mothers taking care of several young children.
33% Less than 13 Years Old
One third of our entire client base is children under 13 years old. 21% are school age (5-13), 6% are pre-school (3-5), 5% are toddlers (1-3) and 1% are newborns. 15% of our client base are highschool students (13-18). Between all groups 48% of our clients are less than 18 years old.
The food bank serves over 450 families each month. On average each month our food supplies reach 1,850 individuals. In 2013 we had 468 new registrations.