News at Care for Real
March 2014- The busiest month in the history of Care for Real. In March, we fed over 5,300 people, the largest number of people fed in a single month in our 44 year history, This represents an 11% increase over March of the previous year and an increasing demand for our services due to cuts in Food Stamps and Extended Unemployment Benefits.
How often do people come to Care for Real?
Critics of food assistance programs often claim that they create a culture of dependency for people. In 2013 we tracked a random sample of 479 households to see how often they visited Care for Real to receive food. Clients were eligible to receive food a total of 202 times in 2013. But of the 202 opportunities, they only came in 7 times for food and an average of 1.7 times for clothing. Read more about the people we served last year.
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