The increase in demand for food boxes is...shocking
This morning a few staff members were reviewing service numbers for the month of October. While demand was up strongly in all categories, one area stood out- Food boxes. In October 2009, Union Gospel Mission gave away 11 food boxes. In October 2010 Union Gospel Mission gave away 178 food boxes.
Food box requests indicate that the individual or family requesting the food is not homeless, they have a place to prepare food, but they can no longer afford food and afford to keep a roof over their heads.
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