First, we provide food, a basic need. We delivered 9 million pounds of food in 2020 to the 29 counties we serve. This is a tangible way you can see what we are doing at the Food Bank. It has been a long-standing tradition since our inception to deliver shelf-stable and fresh foods to the people that need them. We distribute the food through our over 150 agencies that work hand in hand with us to pinpoint needs in their communities. We deliver this basic need to people who need help getting back on their feet.
Second, we help people through the sometimes confusing process of applying for food stamps. This is a service we provide in order to keep as many as possible from facing food insecurity. The problem of not knowing what resources are available is not a reason anyone should go hungry. But we don’t stop there, we help parents with applications for many programs available for their children including SNAP. This is a tool that we are proud to offer because the end benefit is having the resources to ensure your family is taken care of.
Thirdly, we educate the public on making healthy inexpensive food choices for their families. We teach children and adults about nutrition and why it’s important to eat wisely. If we just delivered food to families, we would only meet the current need, but because we teach them how to choose healthy completely affordable options, we are able to give them the resources to sustain themselves. That is our initiative; teaching others to fish, while providing them with the fish they need right now.
put food on the table for a family in need $1 = 13 MEALS