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Feed 7,000 families this Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is a time of celebration with friends and family, but for too many the shared dinner, love and laughter is silenced by hunger.

Please consider bringing the joy of the holidays to our neighbors in need by donating today. We wish you all the blessings of the season.

IF YOU NEED A TURKEY DINNER IN NOVEMBER: Please visit your regular distribution site for a voucher, or call the United Way at 2-1-1.


 

Hunger in America 2014

Feeding America's Hunger in America 2014 report documents the critical role that All Faiths Food Bank plays in supporting struggling families in our region. As the hub of hunger relief locally, All Faiths serves 51,800 people each year.

The study reveals that hunger in our region has no age or ethnic boundaries.

  • 67% of the food bank’s clients are white; 14% are black; 12% are Hispanic or Latino
  • 23% of clients are children under 18, while 22% are 60 or older

It shows that low wages and underemployment help drive the need for food assistance, and that people face desperate choices and poor health as well.

  • 80% of the households make $20,000 a year or less.
  • More than 60% had a family member working in the past year.
  • 68% had to choose between buying food or medicine.
  • More than half choose between buying food or paying rent.
  • 59% have high blood pressure or diabetes
  • 4,000 don’t have a refrigerator or a place to live.

Our programs help stabilize families, keep them in their homes, manage their health, and moves them toward self-sufficiency. With support from our generous community, All Faiths Food Bank can increase its ongoing efforts to provide fresh produce and meat at distributions, work towards meeting the growing demand for food, and provide nutrition education to the people here who need it most.

To donate or learn how you can help, click here.
For a local summary click here.
For the full national report click here.

All Faiths' participation in the study was made possible by Gulf Coast Community Foundation.


You can help feed children and their families.To make an online donation click here

Did you know?

Every call for a food drive pickup really adds up in gas and drivers' time. Please drop your nonperishable food donations at a Sarasota County Goodwill. Thank you so much!


WE NEED VOLUNTEERS!

Please let us know if you can help with food distributions in Sarasota and DeSoto Counties: volunteer@allfaithsfoodbank.org


Learn more about childhood hunger here:

"On the Edge," a groundbreaking, comprehensive Child Hunger Study that gives a voice to the hungry children in our community. More...

 

Our mission is to feed those in need and educate the community about hunger and nutrition.


Feeding America

All Faiths Food Bank provides food to more than 195 local agencies, pantries, churches, community centers and programs to feed our hungry neighbors in need.


 


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