Hunger In Our Area

1 in 8 people in our area struggle with hunger.

Hunger can affect people from all walks of life. Many members of our community are one job loss or medical crisis away from food insecurity – but some people, including children and seniors, are at greater risk of hunger than others. Golden Harvest works to increase access to nutritious food and foster long-term stability for our neighbors who struggle.

Hunger and Health

Eating healthy is costly, and for low-income families it’s often a luxury they can’t afford. Most rely on cheap, unhealthy foods to make ends meet, leading to increased health issues and an even greater financial burden.

Our vision is to help families in need break the cycle of poverty by increasing their access to nutritious food. Because it’s about more than just providing food for today. It’s about providing food for a brighter tomorrow.

67%

of clients report being unable to afford healthy, balanced meals

42%

of clients report experiencing poor physical health at least 10 days out of the past month

30%

of clients report experiencing poor mental health at least 10 days out of the past month

73%

of clients report running out of food and being unable to afford more

Statistics are based on results from a survey of 300 clients at 35 partner food pantries.

COVID-19 Pandemic Response

As the pandemic swept over our communities, families in our area were in crisis. Schools were closed, many were unable to work, and the elderly and those with medical conditions were most at risk. Here’s how you helped families overcome challenges during a time of unprecedented need.

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Partner Agencies and Programs Serving Through the Pandemic

Stories From The Front Lines

We asked the seniors, families, and children we served during the COVID health crisis to share their experiences and how your support of the Food Bank helped them get through.