Who We Serve
Our Service Area includes Barry, Branch, Calhoun, Hillsdale, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Lenawee and St. Joseph Counties.
The following information and statistics are from the Food Bank of South Central Michigan's tie-in to the national hunger study conducted for Feeding America's, Hunger in America 2015:
A. THE CLIENTS WE SERVE...
In a typical year we serve 189,300 individuals through our 285 member agency network covering eight counties in south central Michigan.
31% of the household members of Food Bank clients are children 17 years and younger; 18% of all households have senior citizens 60 and older. The average household income among all clients in 2010 was $12,440.
70% of households receiving Food Bank food had an annual household income below the federal poverty level;
23% of client households had at least one person who served in the military.
39% of the clients served had to choose between paying the rent or buying food in the past year .
27% of all Food Bank of SCM households had at least one person in poor health.
B. WHAT DO OUR MEMBER AGENCIES THINK OF US?
77% of all agencies using the Food Bank said a loss of that food would have a major effect on their food programs.
C. WHAT DO OTHERS THINK OF THE FOOD BANK?
There are 9,162 volunteers who regularly spend their time volunteering within the Food Bank's hunger-relief network.