2011 Gift Of Giving Food Drive
Contact: Program Director 17148 Waltham, Detroit, MI 48205 Website: http://www.tgoahhctbuildingandtoyfund.org E-mail: email@example.com Phone: (313) 469-1164 Fax: (313) 468-1476 Tax ID: #38-3640111 Donate to food drive food donation needed The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service (USDA) recently reported that 49 million Americans, including nearly 17 million children, are food insecure. This is an increase of 36 percent over the numbers released in 2008, which found that 36.2 million Americans were at risk of hunger. Facts In Michigan, 1 in 5 residents is receiving some type of assistance from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHS). • The number of people going through DHS has increase by 50% since 2008. 54,000 more people received state assistance in September 2009. • By May 2010, it is projected that 93,000 families in Michigan (50,000 in metro Detroit) will have exhausted their unemployment benefits and may find themselves needing emergency food. • Michigan is the only state where poverty rates rose last year. • 450,000 residents who were to exhaust unemployment benefits between July 2009 and January 2010 have received an extension and are expected to seek services later in 2010. • Michigan has been one of the states hardest hit by the country’s recent economic recession, with Detroit experiencing a 16.7% unemployment rate. • The poverty rate in Michigan is 14.4%; in Wayne county, where Detroit is located, the rate is 20.5%. • 1.75 million Michigan residents receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. • In Detroit, over 500,000 residents live in areas with limited or no access to nutritious food options. Between August 2008 and August 2009, Michigan saw a 23% increase in SNAP participation (1,278,720 to 1,573,044). As of November 2, 2009 1,573,044 Michigan residents (or 15.7% of the population) were on food stamps. The Gift Of A Helping Hand Charitable Trust has been a food pantry since 2004. We had distributed over 1,000’s of food boxes to many needy families and individuals throughout southeastern Michigan. History The Gift Of A Helping Hand Charitable Trust was founded on January 10, 2002. The organization was formed to serve the needy, underprivileged, children of child abuse, domestic violence victims, underserved, economically disadvantaged and poverty-stricken families and individuals residing in distressed communities in southeastern Michigan. Purpose The purpose of The Gift Of A Helping Hand Charitable Trust is to serve the underprivileged, domestic violence victims, underserved, children of child abuse, economically disadvantaged, poverty-stricken and low-income families and individuals in metropolitan Detroit, Michigan and other Wayne counties with support, assistance and resources in which our programs, services and activities offers on a day to day basis. Mission statement Our mission is to assist in lifting our voices against illiteracy, and putting an end to poverty, domestic violence victims, child abuse, hunger, racism, providing foster care for seniors and homelessness in southeastern Michigan and other Wayne counties, Northern Toledo, OH, Lucas counties and America. From 2011 through 2013 Gift Of Giving Food Drive has pledged to continue to provide over 3 million pounds of food to our campaign to help support the communities and families. And we look forward to the possibility of your partnership in our cooperative efforts to help us providing 3 million pounds of food to support the 2.5 million needy individuals in Michigan, and surrounding states that seek food assistance. We provide temporary emergency food assistance for these individuals, who have exhausted their unemployment and other source of income. We also refer qualified individuals to other food resource programs. The Gift Of A Helping Hand Charitable distribute food boxes to individuals requesting assistance. We distribute food vouchers and gift cards for individuals and families to purchase food. We refer individuals to support groups that offer budget training and education in managing their income to become self-sufficient and more responsible The grant will help us improve our processes and distribution systems to provide food where and when it is needed. Your support will help us improve the variety and nutritional quality of the food distributed throughout southeastern Michigan to 2.5 million needy individuals. The grant will help support us and increase the number of new clients in need of food assistance and give these individuals the opportunity to receive assistance through our program. The grant will improve our infrastructure and expand the underlying framework of our organization and program. The grant will provide resources needed to remove any barriers by providing job training, skill training and other placement services to help our clients to become self-sufficient and self-reliant. More financial education training is needy to help individuals budget their income in these tough economic times. More job training and educational training is also needy to help them individuals to seek better careers in order to become self-sufficient and self-reliant. We need more food assistance programs to help these individuals through tough economical times. More agencies providing resources that help assist the needy and those who never before required food assistance. The program offers job training, counseling, placement services including job readiness, literacy training and skill training. Or snail mail your donations ATTN: Fundraiser Director, The Gift Of A Helping Hand Charitable Trust, 17148 Waltham, Detroit, MI 48205.