COVID-19 presented the perfect storm of increased demand, declines in donations of food, reduction in volunteer support, and disruptions to the charitable food system’s operating model, creating an economic crisis unlike anything since the Great Depression.
We continue to see an elevated need now, and for some, the recovery will take years. 1 in 5 of our neighbors, including 1 in 3 children here along the Gulf Coast faces hunger this year. Many of our neighbors hit hardest by the crisis are working to get back on their feet but are struggling to afford rent, utilities, and food. The food bank is here to help throughout the long road to recovery.
We ask you to stand with us during this time of recovery and give today to make a difference for those facing hunger.
The need persists and the lines remain but there is hope and it is because of you.