In the process, it has brought churches, businesses and communities together as we all work for the good of our neighbors.
Almost 90 percent of the households Churches in Mission serves live at poverty level or under, and 55 percent of those live at less than half of poverty. Yet, while families can get assistance with food and clothing each month, most come fewer than four times a year.
These bits of help make sure children can have a decent meal – some proper nutrition to get them through the week – that they have enough clothes to wear to school without repeating an outfit within the week, and electricity to keep them warm. It means the elderly in the community can afford both food and medication and those sleeping under the bridges can get warm blankets and some nourishment.
Churches in Mission provided services to 1,871 households in 2018, many receiving services multiple times for a total number of 12,782 times served!
In 2018, nearly 2,300 individuals we served were under the age of 18! Many of the households we serve have multiple children living in the home.
It costs an average of $0.93 per person per week to provide food assistance.