Hunger by the Numbers
The cost of living in the Bay area makes it especially difficult for working families to afford basic necessities such as housing, utilities and transportation, let alone put a healthy meal on the table.
In fact, research shows it takes a family of four $92,267 to meet the basics in the Oakland metro area. Yet 65 percent of our clients have incomes less than $28,290.
We’re distributing enough food to serve 60,000 people a day.
Hunger also harms health. Twenty percent of our clients’ households include at least one member with diabetes, and 39 percent have a member with high blood pressure.
Our hunger-relief efforts include: