48% of the people served have at least one working member in their household
. Many are single parents trying to raise their children on one income. Statistically, of children under age six in female-headed families
, 59% are poor. If we want to break the cycle of poverty, children need to focus on education, not food.
38% of the people we serve are children. Hungry children do not do as well in school as those that are well fed.
16% of the people we serve are elderly, often having to choose between buying medicine or food.