Why Support?

Homelessness and hunger

In the U.S.

• 46.2 million people are below the poverty income line
• 11.8 % are families
• 16.1 million are children under 18
• 3.6 million are seniors 65 and older
• 50.1 million live in food insecure households
• 20.6% of households with children are food insecure

In Michigan (est. coverage 76%)

• 71,000 people are homeless
• 13,000 families with 19,000 children are living in poverty

In Midland County

• 557 people are homeless
• 30% are children under age 18
• 25% have been domestically abused
• 14% have experiemced substance abuse
• 70% are adults who double-up with family or friends; 20% have been homeless for more than a year

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