Tuesday, September 13, 2011

What is Hunger?

Our Community Food Pantry in Southwick serves 60 client households each week, representing about 400 people in the area

There are many misconceptions about hunger. One of the most common is that hunger is not a local problem.In our community, 15 percent of the people currently seeking food aid make over $25,000 per year. The majority are between 26 and 65 years old. They have jobs and educations; they contribute to society and work hard. Yet despite this, they are struggling to make ends meet.

Does hunger reside in your backyard? It does, and Our Community Food Pantry needs your help. 

We all have the power to make a difference. A single $1 will enable us to buy five pounds of food and help ease the burden of hunger in your neighborhood. Join our fight against hunger during the month of September, which is Hunger Awareness Month.

 Donate at participating businesses, through the link at the right of the screen, or by mail to Our Community Food Pantry, 220 College Hwy., Southwick, MA 01077