Do not ignore the facts because you are removed from the experience of being hungry and having a place to live, that the homeless and the hungry are not a part of your every day encounter! Today you may have worked with or passed at least two people who will go hungry tonight. So what are the facts?…
In 2015, there were over 43.1 million people living in poverty at a rate of 13.5 percent of which 7.8 percent are children who are experiencing hunger regularly, facing bare cupboards and refrigerators wondering where their next meal will come from.
Here in South Florida, over 1 million residence (296,600 children) does not know where their next meal is coming from. A whopping 29 percent of these residences doesn’t qualify for federal nutrition programs and is forced to rely on non-profits like Gateway Community Outreach to meet their needs.
Gateway Community Outreach has made feeding the hungry our passion and mission for over 21 years and fed over 760,000 individuals since our inception. Our passion continues to be ignited when we meet the needs of our clients, watch them become self-sufficient and become volunteers who later meet the needs of others.
With this holiday season upon us, please partner with us, as we help the residence of South Florida have a great experience celebrating this Thanksgiving Holiday.