“Impact” means to have “a significant or major effect” on someone or something. As an organization devoted to ending hunger, it is critical that we make an impact on those we serve. For many, we make their difficult circumstances more bearable; for some, we help them get back on their feet and become self-sufficient again.
Who do we impact?
In 2018, we distributed 304,828 pounds of food to 480 households. The more than 1,100 individuals we serve include:
- 616 adults
- 330 children
- 163 seniors
Most clients visit at least monthly for a full shopping experience that includes chicken, meats, eggs, dairy products, household supplies and personal care items. Many count on us weekly to acquire enough food to feed their families. All of our clients have access to fresh fruits, vegetables and bread each day we are open.
What is our impact?
With access to fresh and nutritious food, our clients are able to focus on getting things done without the distraction of hunger. They are able to afford basic necessities because of the supplemental food they receive at the Pantry. They are able to tend to their responsibilities and relationships because they have the strength to do so. Things like:
- Look for a job
- Help their kids with their homework
- Do better in school
- Pay for utilities and rent
- Buy medicine
We are fortunate to have a generous community that gives us the resources, support and encouragement to help our neighbors through tough times.