The simple gesture of a meal

Food is a basic need that too often in our community goes unfilled. Each year, over 100,000 people in our community go hungry. And while the need is great, we are not deterred because we know that sometimes a warm, nutritious meal is just what a person needs to get moving in the right direction again.

We can’t do this alone. Your support sustains our organization, and in turn, allows us to serve a need by serving a meal.

THE FACTS

In the state of Alabama:

  • One in five residents live in poverty– defined as earnings of $22,000 for a family of four
  • 1 in 5 adults and 1 in 4 of our children live in poverty
  • Second largest income gap in the United States
  • Ranked 39th in food security
  • 2nd most obese population in US
  • 6th poorest and the hungriest state

In Jefferson County

  • 13.8% of all residents live in poverty
  • 21.6% of our children live in poverty
  • Ranked 39th in food security
  • Unemployment rate is currently 10.3%