Feeding Children Everywhere partners with Gateway Community Outreach
Many families are one paycheck away from being hungry or experiencing homelessness.
It only takes the loss of a job, an injury, prolonged illness, unexpected expenses or a fire, to create an economic downturn for a family barely “getting by.”
Most families experiencing these circumstances, within a few months, will go through hunger, an eviction or foreclosure and are at risk of being homeless. This is where Gateway Community Outreach steps in to restore self-sufficiency.
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 such as Gateway Community Outreach to meet their needs.
Carol A. Ray (CEO and President) founded Gateway Community Outreach (GCO) in April 1995, over 21 years ago, and continues to forge ahead in addressing the needs of the hungry and homelessness in the community.
GCO is a non-profit 501(c)(3) tax exempt corporation.
To safeguard and protect our most vulnerable community members by providing food, housing assistance, referrals and intensive case management to those in need. of emergency aid.
Problems We Solve
- We offer compassion and hope during times of personal crisis treating those in need with dignity and respect.
- We feed the hungry, prevent homelessness and help clients reach self-sufficiency.
How We Help
We assist over 30,854 clients each year with a staff of 4 and nearly 300 volunteers, through our 8 satellite locations to provide food and emergency assistance to prevent homeless through the utilization of grants from donors like you.
Our success is contributed to the utilization of our case management system, consisting of a 90-day plan to connect clients with services and referrals (i.e.) food, bus passes, baby needs, gift cards for clothing, rent/mortgage and water bill assistance.
Where We Serve
Communities in South Florida
We look forward to partnering with you. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to give us a call at 954-725-8434.