Your Donations At Work
With your help in 2015…
- The Caring Place provided over 914,677 pounds of food to area families through our food programs. Utilizing the conversion formula provided by the Capital Area Food Bank in Austin of 1.2 pounds of food equaling one meal, The Caring Place provided 762,231 meals to area families in 2015.
- The Food Pantry alone provided 601,685 pounds of food to 17,191 individuals. Each emergency food order is valued at almost $40 per person. This will provide the equivalent of 10 days’ worth of food for each person in the family.
- $377,527 was spent by The Caring Place to pay rent or mortgage payments for 2,449 individuals to avoid foreclosure or eviction.
- $251,517 was paid by The Caring Place for utility bills for 3,489 people so that their service was not disconnected.
- $142,940 in vouchers were provided to 3,533 individuals needing clothing or household items, which they redeemed in our thrift Store, The Shops at The Caring Place.
- 658 people received resources for medical assistance valued at $43,551.
- Fresh Food For Families provided 202,121 pounds of fresh produce impacting 19,588 people.
- 1,809 children received coats through our Coats for Kids program, valued at $27,143
- 404 seniors, age 55 and over, received supplemental groceries once a month through HOPE (Healthy Options Program for the Elderly) which provides a supplemental food order to help them meet nutritional requirements. 36,282 pounds of food was given out through HOPE.
- 74,589 pounds of bread and other baked goods were provided through Our Daily Bread because of the dedication of our volunteer drivers and through the generosity of the Georgetown HEB and Walmart Stores.
- Our Holiday Meal Assistance Program aided 2,922 people by providing families with gift cards to purchase their holiday meal at H-E-B, valued at $26,997.
- $15,097 provided for special services or shelter for 79 individuals.
Williamson County is one of the fastest growing areas in the nation and that growth is reflected in the increased number of clients we serve. Compared to 2014, in 2015 we saw a:
- 15% increase in individuals assisted with utilities to prevent shut-off
- 3% increase in individuals using our Food Pantry
- 32% increase in individuals assisted with housing to prevent eviction or foreclosure