The number of people helped by CFA has jumped over 50% since 2008.

In 2016:

  • 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.

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