Thank you! ALC: Serving, Socks & Stew
Each fall families at ALC gather food, new socks and underwear to donate to agencies serving the needs of the homeless and those living below the poverty level. In mid-November church volunteers gather to package and distribute them. Here is a look at this year's efforts.
Oregon Children Likelier to go Hungry
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -
A new report shows that children in Oregon are more likely to go to bed hungry than kids in any other state.The report put together by the nonprofit organization Feeding America says Oregon had the highest rate of childhood hunger in 2009 compared to America's other 49 states.
Only Washington, D.C., had higher numbers.Researchers found 29 percent of children in the state deal with food insecurity. The national average stands at 23 percent.
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According to USDA’s Household Food Security in the United States, 2011, report:
17.9 million (14.9 percent) households in America suffered food insecurity. In 2010, 17.2 million
Households (14.5 percent) were considered food insecure:
6.8 million (5.7 percent) American households suffered very low food security (also known as hunger).
This compares to 5.4 percent in 2010:
3.9 million (10 percent) American households with children were food insecure. This compares to 9.8percent in 2010.
We are a volunteer run organization that joins hands with individuals, churches, and businesses to help alleviate pain and suffering in our neighborhood. We minister to those often over looked and looked down upon. All that we do, we do in the love of the Lord, following His mandate to care for the poor and offer a cup of water in His name.