As we look back on 2022, we saw new challenges and new opportunities.
As COVID began to decrease, we saw another emerging trend that become concerning: the rising costs of living. Food costs, fuel costs and general supply costs affected us all. However, it also forced so many individuals to ask for help for the first time. This, coupled with folks still struggling with the economic impact of COVID, drove the number of families served to an average of 16,900 per month.
Effects of the supply chain and rising costs also affected HPFB. We saw maintenance costs increase along with the general costs of operating a warehouse, trucks and equipment. The rising costs also affected our ability to secure the number of food loads we expected. Unfortunately, this is a trend that is projected to stay with us for awhile.
As I mentioned above, we also saw many new opportunities. In 2022, we:
Despite the challenges we face, HPFB is still committed to our mission to alleviate hunger in the Texas Panhandle. In 2023, we will:
While there are still many challenges ahead, your continued support will help us continue providing food, resources, and hope to neighbors facing food insecurity. Thank you very much for helping fight hunger. For every $1 you give, we’re able to provide 14 meals to neighbors – local kids, seniors, and families – facing food insecurity.
put food on the table for a family in need $1 = 13 MEALS