Who We Serve
Our pantry serves individuals and families living in the Richwood, Clute and Lake Jackson zip codes.
Families and individuals in our community come to the pantry for various reasons.
- A family or individual has experienced a total loss or drop in income due to unemployment, illness, or other unforeseen change in the ability to afford basic necessities.
- Working families whose household income is insufficient to feed the household. This is the largest group of people seeking food assistance and this group is growling.
- Seniors and disabled individuals living on fixed incomes.
The face of hunger has changed. No longer just the burden of the homeless or the working poor, hunger has crept into the neighborhoods of Middle Class America. It affects parents who have lost their jobs. Seniors struggling to make ends meet because of the rise in medical bills and prescription drug costs. It also affects families where a wage earner has lost a professional job in the recession and must settle for a lower-wage job because employment options are slim to none.
1 in 7 people in our community will receive some type of food assistance*. They live with the threat of being hungry, or having inconsistent access to enough nutritious food. 46 million Americans received 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.