In this Orange bubble, many are seeking jobs. At YAS every week we see new faces along with the old. Those that have lost jobs or are way overqualified for the job they are in. Every month we give out over 25,000 lbs of food here in this area locally. A community where most of the US thinks we are not hit by this difficult economy.
Thanks to you who give to organizations like ours. There are many. One family who just dropped off an envelope with money to us. We don’t know who they are but last year they started collecting their dollars and coins for those in need. The money helps pay for the gas that the van uses to pick up the food and the food we purchase from Second Harvest because we are an agency. Thank you for the many dedicated volunteers that come out weekly to help who are never recognized.
There are many great causes out there and we are one of them. We feed people in need.
- Binders full of applicants for clerk-recorder (ocregister.com)
- Clouds shuffle over O.C.; cold storm coming (ocregister.com)
- Mercedes Owners, Ph.D. Holders Join Crowd Straining Food Banks (businessweek.com)
- Farmers Donate Eggs To St. Louis Area Food Bank (fox2now.com)
- Food Bank Of The Rockies Feeds Students Over Springs Break (denver.cbslocal.com)
- Food Banks Unite to Get More Food to Those in Need (wsaz.com)
There are many questions surrounding whether or not people in the area where we live, Orange, Tustin, Villa Park, Santa Ana and El Modena really have a need for food and a food pantry whether elderly in need of food, working poor, single parents or unemployed.
Some statistics are: Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 8.5%
(8.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 9.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
This is below poverty not even at poverty. 15 years old is the highest poverty level in Orange, why is that? How about Tustin? Those that are struggling to eat are all over the US and California is second in unemployment.
We do need help as a food pantry/food bank for those in our area and thank you to those who so generously give to us such as First Team Reality who gave generously to You Are Special this Thanksgiving.
As a food bank in Orange County, we are seeing another growth spurt in the need for food. Many come from all walks of life. Many elderly, youth that are homeless and families are in need of food. We appreciate all those who contribute to our program because it helps tremendously.
- Elderly, newly unemployed put more strain of food banks – AltoonaMirror.com – Altoona, PA | News, Sports, Jobs, Community Information – The Altoona Mirror (covenantlifechristianchurchyas.wordpress.com)
- What makes a good Food Bank? (ask.metafilter.com)
- Online Menu Giant Feeds the Hungry in Real Life (prweb.com)
- Feed the Hungry While You Get in Shape with the Protein Food Drive (prweb.com)
- Government sends hungry to Christian food banks (tithebarn.wordpress.com)
- Stay hungry…stay foolish: Wall Street, The Georgia Mountain Food Bank and Steve Jobs (wslightfoot.wordpress.com)
L.A. County leads U.S. in hunger study
This is why our food line is so big…
More than 1.7 million Los Angeles County residents struggled with hunger in 2009, more than in any other county in America, according to new research published by Feeding America, the country’s largest network of food banks.
Low-Income Working Families: Updated Facts and Figures
We thank the Lord that weekly He has provided food for us in order to serve the serious growing need. Our food pantry outreach has grown 232% in one year.