Cuts in FoodShare had a tremendous impact on local seniors, visiting the pantry is now a monthly necessity and not a ‘once in awhile’ thing. Flood survivor families are still not back home and some may never return. Loss of employment training impedes families from financial advancement.
And we continue to serve in the way that is needed most.
In 2017 the Center provided:
- 693 families/1762 individuals in-house with food, shelter, and clothing
- Child Nutrition programs to 1450 students
- An average 262 families monthly with emergency food
- 440 children with Christmas gifts
- 1400 people with donated winter coats, snow pants and snow boots which kept families warm and dry
- We couldn’t keep enough pet food on the shelves
Plus, 151 western Kenosha flood survivors received life stabilizing assistance in July, and assistance continues even today.
Providing food, clothing and shelter decreases family stress, children do better at school, and mental and physical health improve. Parents can concentrate on doing better at work, obtain job training, and work toward greater financial independence.
We haven’t made it this far without you. Can you support the Center to continue its lifesaving work in 2018?
Even the smallest donations make a big impact. $10 can turn into $100 in services. $100 turns into $1,000. Does your employer have a company matching program? Check to see, and increase your impact! Please consider a monthly recurring donation Thank you.
May your holidays be warm and bright, and may you be surrounded by those you love.