In 2018, we provided food for 204,549 meals to 8,270 families in the greater Auburn area who do not earn enough to cover housing, transportation, food, and/or medical expenses. Our clients include seniors living on a fixed income, single-parent families, low-income families, disabled individuals, veterans, and those who are homeless (6%). Last year, 2,982 children under age 10 received food from the Food Closet.
We make a difference by providing three days of nutritious food monthly per person in the family. We teach individuals to prepare healthier recipes using the meat, milk, eggs, potatoes, carrots, onions, produce from local gardeners, and canned/packaged foods that we provide.
SOME OF THE FAMILIES WE HAVE HELPED
The Sacramento Bee reported that many families have about $1,000 in their bank account and as result, they are ill-equipped when an emergency strikes, such as a major repair or a health issue. The stories below illustrate some of the situations we have heard about from the families who have visited us.