“No one should have to worry about whether they will have food on their plate or a roof over their head. But the reality is that hunger and homelessness are widespread problems that affect far too many people.” (Including right here in Orange County, California.)
Statistics from HHWeek.org on hunger and homelessness in America:
Americans live below the poverty level
Americans are homeless on a typical night
Americans are at risk of suffering from hunger
1 in 5
children in the U.S. live in poverty
Statistics from South County Outreach on hunger & homelessness in Orange County:
2,832 calls for eviction prevention
Every year, we hear over 2,000 calls from families in need of rental or utility assistance. Re-homing a family after eviction costs 5x as much as preventing eviction.
1,560 minutes of walking in pain
Help like yours allowed our senior client, Leanna, to receive an electric scooter, so she no longer had to walk to the store in pain every day from a chronic back injury. We see over 700 senior clients every year, many of whom have similar struggles with pain on fixed incomes.
682 new Food Pantry clients
As populations rise, so does the need for food. Your help ensures our shelves stay stocked for your neighbors in need.