We are three weeks into our Summer Match campaign and are grateful for your support!
Each week, we've aimed to shed some light on the impact your generous giving has on our community and the families you help.
This week we would like to introduce you to a growing segment of Central Florida's population. Meet the ALICE family.
ALICE stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed.
ALICE families are hard-working families. Sometimes both parents are working, and often more than one job. They are caught in the economic "middle." They earn too much to qualify for public assistance but not enough to meet the cost of living in their area. This means unmet basic needs such as affordable housing, child care, medical bills, or food. They live one missed paycheck or financial setback from homelessness.
Here are a couple of facts from Heart of Florida United Way about the ALICE population in Central Florida.
47% of all families in Central Florida are in the ALICE population.
Over 147,000 Central Florida children live in ALICE families and cannot access hunger-preventing food programs.
These families desperately want to succeed but need help.
Take a look at what your support did last month.