Loaves & Fishes is honored to receive the Community Impact award from the Silicon Valley Business Journal.
In the past year Loaves & Fishes:
- Increased the number of meals we serve by 93%
- Decreased the cost of a meal served by 37%
- Reached 20% more children.
This may sound impressive but there is a lot more to be done. The booming local economy has its consequences. In our region apartment rents average more than $2,300 per month. It takes an annual income of more than $82,000 for a family to pay their bills and put food on the table.
The majority of the people we serve earn less than $20,000 per year. Therefore many of them have no other choice but to work multiple jobs or share homes with multiple families. Few have time or resources to even prepare food let alone purchase ingredients. High cost of living, underemployment, and unemployment are driving the need.