A Lifeline for All.
Clients include seniors on fixed incomes that haven't kept pace with inflation, people who have lost their jobs or their overtime and can no longer make ends meet, refugees who are trying to make a new start in this country and families who can't stretch their paychecks to cover all their food costs. They are of every race, religion, age and educational background. Approximately 60% of those we help feed are either seniors or children under the age of 18.
Many of the people who come to Care for Real (CFR) never thought they would be turning to a food pantry for help. Yet, since the end of 2007, CFR has increased almost six times the number of registered households served, from 750 to more than 4,400. Because of Care for Real, these people have the lifeline they need.
And, by helping our neighbors get the food they need, we are fostering a stronger, healthier and more stable Edgewater community.