Vicki Escarra, President and CEO, America’s Second Harvest
As we all read in the news, times are difficult for families all across America. The economic climate is forcing men, women, and families to cut back on spending, and often forcing them to sacrifice important essentials-including food.
The America’s Second Harvest network
of food banks is seeing demand increasing at an unprecedented rate. In a recent survey of our members, 99 percent of our members reported that more clients are asking for support-with average increases in demand ranging from 15 to 20 percent. Nearly all cited the rising costs of food and fuel as the reason more and more Americans need to turn to their local charitable feeding agency for help.
In these tough times, our partners-including Tyson-donate food and funds that help to meet this increasing demand. But to truly respond to those in need, we’re asking individuals across the country to step up to the plate and help fight hunger in their community and across the country. You can visit www.secondharvest.org
to find your nearest food bank and to make a donation to our nationwide efforts.