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50 Turkeys for 50 needy families
$200 raised
13% of $1.5k goal
5 contributors
0 days left
Ended Nov 26, 2014

As a food bank the goal is to provide nutritious food for families in the community. This year for Thanksgiving I would like to provide Thanksgiving baskets to those in need which brings me to the name pf my project 50 Turkeys for 50 needy families

The purpose for this fundraiser is not only to provide Thanksgiving baskets to 50 families in need but to keep it in the spotlight that hunger is a growing issue in our society. And we need to do all that we can to help fight it. 44,000 children in Pierce county go to sleep hungry at night. Now is the perfect time to ask why? and what can I do to help. By helping this food bank with your donations is one of the many ways you can help. We also need plastic bags for putting the food in. Please Help.

National and Statewide Hunger Facts

  • 19.5% of Americans live in hungry or food-insecure households.
  • 1 in 5 households across Washington state reported they didn’t have enough money to buy the food they needed in 2012
  • Households with children have almost double the rate of food insecurity compared to those without.

Each month in Pierce County more than 115,000 visits are made by children, seniors and adults seeking help with food in Pierce County. Of these individuals:

  • 54% are children and seniors (36% children under 18, 18% individuals over 55)
  • 99% fall below the national poverty line
  • Almost half are families with at least one adult working

During 2013 there were more than of 1.4 million (more than 220,000 unduplicated) visits to Food banks and nearly 13 million meals provided in Pierce County.

Every dollar makes a difference to hungry families in our community

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