Raising Awareness of Hunger on the National Level
Statistics show that today hunger is on the rise. According to a November 2010 U.S. Department of Agriculture research report, nearly 1 in 4 children faces hunger in America today—that’s more than 17 million kids.
In some areas of America hunger affects up to 20 percent of the population; this is a shame for a country as rich as ours. The 2009 Hunger Statistics on the use of Emergency Food Assistance and Federal Food Assistance Programs are staggering:
- 4.8 percent of all U.S. households accessed emergency food from a food pantry one or more times.
- Food insecure households were 15 times more likely to have obtained food from a food pantry.
- Food insecure households were 19 times more likely to have eaten a meal at an emergency kitchen.
Raising Funds for the Hungry on the Local Level
St. John’s mission is founded on the belief that no man, woman, or child should ever be hungry. To that end, St. John’s Church is committed to reaching the $1.2 million dollar fundraising goal for the construction of a new FREE food pantry and soup kitchen on the property adjacent to St. John’s Church.
Through the hard work and kind donations of local corporations and individuals, St. John’s Food for the Poor Program will be sustained for many years to come. The St. John's Food for the Poor Program succeeds based on the tireless work of many parishioners and volunteers from the community who serve our neediest neighbors.
We hope we can continue to demonstrate to you that we value your support and that we use it wisely to provide the help that people in crisis need. As you know, it truly does take a village, and every dollar counts.
No man, woman, or child should ever be hungry.