| May 05, 2011
Although the number of people applying for Basic Food (also known as “Food Stamps”) has grown exponentially since 2008, there are thousands of hungry households struggling to make it on their own without the help. In fact, the U.S.D.A. reports that 32% of food insecure households that qualified for the program do not get them.
I see that independent spirit in the homeless people who come to us as well. People don’t come to us for help until they’ve tried to fix their problems on their own. We’re the last place they ever dreamed they would be. They’ve tried and failed to get a job, to find a place to stay, to get enough to eat on their own. But the reality is, when you hit rock bottom, you can’t get back up without help.
You need God. And if you’re homeless, you need God working through the Mission.
I am so grateful for the support of our community that makes this place available when people need a safety net of last resort. We hope you’ll never need us. But if you do, God is there for you and so are we.