You might be asking yourself what does that mean? Food Banks have a number of different measurement tools to define their "Impact" on the community. Often times you see it displayed in the number of pounds (lbs) of food provided or even just the number of families or individuals served. There isn't a wrong way to do it, but sometimes it's hard to really understand these large numbers in an easily digestible way.
FUN operates on a July-June fiscal year which is why you often see statistical information come out mid calendar year. June 30th capped off our most recent fiscal year, so we're now pulling together our stats from the year to really understand what we were able to do during the fiscal year. We just finished our food impact and wanted to share it with you!
So what exactly is this report telling you? It can be as simple as, "There is hunger in this community!" The more you absorb the information in this report the more you start to recognize what that hunger looks like here in our community.
For example: It's amazing to think that between our Backpack Program and our Summer Meal program we made almost 25,000 meals to kids in University Place.
Don't worry, our minds was blown too!
The one thing that we won't solve is hunger. Everyone gets hungry. We just want to make sure everyone who is experiencing hunger pains has access to healthy food. Especially if they don't have the resources to alleviate the pain on their own.
In the coming weeks we will be releasing more "Impact" reports out to the community, so you can see how your support has an impact on the families and kids we're serving. That said, our donations fell short in 2018-2019. We had to tap into our long term savings to make sure we could meet the growing needs of this community. We're trying to make sure we don't have to do that this fiscal year. If this report impacted your heart in any way we ask that you consider becoming a donor. Even $20 a month makes a huge difference by the end of the year. FUN and the families we serve would be so grateful.