Serving Southern Brazoria County
Our pantry serves individuals and families residing in Southern Brazoria County.
Our neighbors come to the pantry for various reasons. They include:
Families and individuals blindsided by a partial or total loss in income due to reduced hours, unemployment, illness, or other unforeseen circumstances, no longer able to afford basic necessities.
Working families whose total income is insufficient to adequately feed the family and pay the rent and their bills on time.
Seniors and disabled individuals living on fixed incomes.
The face of hunger has changed. No longer just the homeless or working poor, hunger has crept into the neighborhoods of Middle Class America. It affects contractors who have lost their jobs and seniors struggling to make ends meet because of the rise in medical bills and prescription drug costs.
1 in 7 people in the US live with the fear of hunger, not knowing where their next meal lies. Forty six million Americans received food assistance at least one time in 2013.*
34% of families receiving assistance had a family member with some type of employment in the past 4 weeks*.
Kids have an even harder time – 28% of families who receive assistance have at least one child less than 18 years of age.
Many people in our community make tough choices every day between eating and paying for basic needs. Learn the facts at www.FeedingAmerica.org.
*The data above is based on the Feeding America Study published in 2014.