We serve a 45-square-mile area in southern Kent County, where 1 in 5 residents and 1 in 4 children live in poverty. 1 in 7 of our residents face hunger. The majority of our pantry users are employed parents living below 200% of Federal Poverty Guidelines. We are also seeing an increase in the # of seniors who are living on a very fixed income. Last year we provided nearly half-a-million meals to 10,000 eligible neighbors. We are always in need of healthy produce for our families and provide education on health and nutrition through our NOW (Nutritional Options for Wellness) program. We also provide Take home raised gardens for several families each season and a Community Garden for our families to learn to grow their own food. For the future, we are trying to provide a healthier option for our folks, however, we often run short of providing healthy fresh produce.
This listing was last updated May 15, 2015
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