With your help in 2016…
- The Caring Place provided over 914,827 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 762,356 meals to area families in 2016.
- The Food Pantry alone provided 629,195 pounds of food to 17,977 individuals. Each emergency food order is valued at $59.50 per person. This will provide the equivalent of 10 days’ worth of food for each person in the family.
- $419,253 was spent by The Caring Place to pay rent or mortgage payments for 2,359 individuals to avoid foreclosure or eviction.
- $218,957 was paid by The Caring Place for utility bills for 2,675 people so that their service was not disconnected.
- $125,096 in vouchers were provided to 3,772 individuals needing clothing or household items, which they redeemed in our thrift store, The Shops at The Caring Place.
- 482 people received resources for medical assistance valued at $78,226.
- Fresh Food For Families provided 187,853 pounds of fresh produce impacting 15,460 people.
- 1,436 children received new coats through our Coats for Kids program, valued at $28,720
- 228 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. 22,177 pounds of food was given out through HOPE.
- 75,602 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 2,582 people by providing families with gift cards to purchase their holiday meal at H-E-B, valued at $16,470.
- Provided for special services for people totaling $4,972.
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 2015, in 2016 we saw a:
- 5% increase in individuals using our Food Pantry
- 32% increase in individuals assisted with housing to prevent eviction or foreclosure