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Community Connection leads the fight to END hunger in Baker, Grant, Union, and Wallowa counties…because no one should be hungry.

 

Sadly, hunger remains a serious problem in our local area. People work hard and still have to choose between eating and other basic necessities such as medicine and housing. Nearly 44 percent of the people served by our network of food banks are children.

 

Our community members are very generous with their financial contributions and 80% of the food and funding is from local donors. Opportunities to contribute a tax deductible donation include USDA inspected meat, non-perishable food items, fresh produce, cleaning products, personal care items, and funding to purchase items as needed.

 

 

By the end of this year, more than 50 million people could experience food insecurity, according to Feeding America, the country’s largest hunger-relief organization. That’s one in six Americans and one in four children—nearly a 50 percent increase from 2019. A Northwestern University study in June found that food needs had doubled nationally, and tripled for households with children. The pandemic has laid bare how many people are one paycheck or medical bill away from hunger. (Projections for 2020 are based on analysis updated in October 2020.)