Our clients are counting on us, now more than ever. With rising food, housing, and energy costs, many families in our region are finding it hard to make ends meet.
These struggles are amplified many times over as we meet the nutritional needs of nearly 1,500 individuals who depend on our services. This year, we have faced unique challenges while providing our clients nutrition at no charge. Price spikes in food costs are straining the budgets of both Food Outreach and the clients we serve. For the first time, we will have a deficit of $100,000 in food expenses by year-end.
Even though our food costs have skyrocketed, we remain committed to providing our clients with high-quality nutrition.
No one else in the state of Missouri or western Illinois does what we do. We are the only agency providing nutrition to support treatment for individuals living with the devastating effects of HIV and cancer.
With your generosity in the coming year, we will cook and deliver more than 350,000 freshly prepared, medically tailored meals that will help our clients feel better physically and give them the love and support we all deserve.
Together we can make nutritious food accessible to all.
Please make a year-end donation and help us meet an unprecedented and growing need in our community.