The number of people helped by CFA has jumped over 50% since 2008.
The Center for Food Action distributed 63,615 Emergency & Holiday Food Packages. An emergency food package consists of seven days worth of food; the amount of food a household receives is based on family size.
On average, an emergency food package consists of 6 bags of groceries.
CFA provided Thanksgiving food packages to 3,162 households–9,453 people.
As needed, CFA clients can come for food packages up to 12 times a year.
CFA helped 1,174 households with other basic needs: rent-224 households, security deposits-283 households, utility & heating bills-665 households, miscellaneous assistance - 2.
CFA distributed more than 20,000-weekend snack packs to children in four area elementary schools.