The headlines are everywhere.
"Struggling families look for solutions as pandemic free school lunch program expires" -- News 6 Orlando
-- Florida Policy Institute
"Hunger expected to rise by 49% in Central Florida"
-- Apopka Voice
This very week, children in Florida's public schools will lose access to a federally funded program that allows them to eat free when they are in school.
Our partner, the Second Harvest Food Bank, reports that the program's end will impact one in 5 children in Central Florida.
Food insecurity is eye-opening.
Inflation is wreaking havoc on family budgets. Local families are struggling to recover from the pandemic. These families are working hard but are a missed paycheck from homelessness.
Christian HELP's food pantry has been feeding families in crisis for 30 years. The graphic below captures the amount of food we've distributed in just the last year.