Our Work – By the Numbers

The Number of People Helped Has Jumped 50% Since 2008

As a result of your generosity, in 2019:

  • CFA distributed 61,379 Emergency & Holiday Food Packages. An emergency food package consists of seven days worth of food; the amount of food a household receives is based on family size.  On average, an emergency food package consists of 6 bags of groceries.
  • CFA provided Thanksgiving food packages to 2,986 households – 9,468 people
    As needed, CFA clients can come for food packages up to 12 times a year.
  • CFA helped 793 households with other basic needs: rent – 156 households, security deposits – 281 households, utility & heating bills – 356 households.
  • CFA distributed more than 35,000 Weekend Snack Packs and 2000 Smile Packs to children in 23 area elementary schools, clubs and libraries.
  • CFA distributed fresh produce and other grocery items to 3,115 low-income community members at free mobile farmers markets.

How many people did your donations help in your town?

Click Here For the Number of People Your Donations Helped In 2018 & 2019

We are extraordinarily grateful to see our community come together to support frontline care team members in the last several months. Through your generosity, more than 150,000 meals from local restaurants were donated to help power our team through the height of the COVID-19 crisis. As we begin to move forward, our locations will no longer be accepting food donations—but we ask that you keep that generous spirit alive.

We encourage you to instead direct your financial donations to Center for Food Action’s Give a Meal Program to help those going hungry within our communities. Together, we can curb hunger, help local restaurants, and make a difference for families in need.

Give A Meal