Did you know that 86% of Wayne County families identified as food insecure? (Data from a 2021 Wayne Metro food distribution survey) Within those clients who expressed food insecurity, 44% are between the ages of 25-39 years old. The majority of clients we serve are families with young children facing challenges such as childcare, transportation, health and disabilities preventing them access to nutritious food sources. These vulnerable households are our neighbors, friends, and family who need a helping hand now more than ever.
Your donation will go towards our SAVE THE DAY Fund, which was created to fill these critical funding gaps that federal dollars won’t cover regardless of client eligibility. Every SAVE THE DAY dollar is critical towards improving the lives of our most vulnerable residents and providing a reliable source of food for our families in need.