Why It Matters

All it takes is 15 Minutes a month
to help feed the community.

Is there really a need for emergency food?

Unfortunately, yes. According to recent reports, about 16% of American households are considered "food insecure."

Why are so many of our neighbors hungry?

Studies show that America produces twice as much food as we need.

So what's the problem?

Poverty. Many of our neighbors simply can't afford to buy enough food, even when they're working. Feeding America reports that at least 1/3 of all American families who get help with food have one or more people working. The result is heartbreaking: " A growing number of people have to make difficult choices about what to spend their dwindling dollars on."

A major U.S. hunger relief organization, Feeding America says:

  • "More than 46% of our clients report having to choose between paying for utilities or heating fuel and food."
  • "39% said they had to choose between paying for rent or a mortgage and food."
  • "34% report having to choose between paying for medical bills and food."
  • "And 35% must choose between transportation and food."

There's a silver lining. Hidden in these alarming statistics is one bit of very good news: If 40 million Americans are "food insecure," then 285 million Americans are not.

This means that there are plenty of people who canb afford to offer a little help. Not everyone, of course...but more than enough to make a huge difference. YYou may be one of them.

And that's what the Gig Harbor Food Project is all about.

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