Ending Hunger in OUR Community
During 2011 community meal programs in Seattle served an estimated 5,000,000 meals to those in need. This is a staggering accomplishment for our community! We would like to thank all of the organizations, groups, families, and individuals who have worked so hard to ensure that people in need don’t go hungry… But we aren’t done yet.
This year we estimate that on any given day in Seattle there will be more than 7,000 people who will be living in shelters, cars, and on the streets. In addition, we estimate that approximately 6,000 low-income housed Seattle residents will not have enough food to survive and thrive. To ensure that each person in our community receives the USDA daily recommended number of meals and nutrition necessary for survival we estimate that we will need an additional 3,500,000 meals in addition to the 5,000,000 meals currently being provided.
Hunger affects all of us one way, or another. The odds are that you or someone in your household knows someone who is affected by hunger. It could be your neighbor, friend, or child’s classmate, but someone you know will most likely go to bed hungry tonight.
To meet this demand MPC is working each and every day in our community to ensure that meal providers and communities have the resources they need to serve a nutritious meal to those who would otherwise go hungry. To help us meet our goal in ending community hunger we need your help.
Please support MPC today by making a pledge to help us support community meal providers in meeting our community’s hunger needs. For every $1 dollar invested into MPC throughout 2011 we brought in $12 dollars worth of food, equipment, and technical support to non-profit meal programs and community groups.
In 2012 we have a goal to increase that return to $15 for each $1 of community investment into the emergency meal provider network. By making your donation to MPC you are not only working to end hunger, but you are helping us focus our attention on supporting meal providers in the community.
Please see our Support Our Work page to learn how you can support ending hunger in our community.
We hope that we can count on you to be a part of the solution for