Disaster Relief United States. We support over 200 food banks throughout the United States since 2011. We’re seeing an increase in the demand for food, and we see inflationary concerns where you have groceries going up leaving the poor to become more dependent on nonprofits to support their needs.
The pandemic is causing chaos to the supply chain. The labor crisis is not slowing down, and the situation across the entire supply chain is dire. There’s a deficit everywhere, from fruit pickers to truckers, from slaughterhouse workers to cooks and waiters. Food has become more difficult for organizations to absorb food inflation, resulting in fewer families being fed this holiday season, and there may not be enough food for the holidays. In this pandemic, manufacturers that rely on labor-intensive processes that require people to work closely together have been disrupted because of social distancing requirements. For example, produce that relies on spring harvest might be in short supply come summer due to labor shortages. For other manufacturers, perhaps it will not be labor or raw materials that are in short supply, but the ability to have their product delivered. For example, transportation routes are at risk of disruption if truck drivers become sick. It's difficult to predict exactly where disruptions will be felt the most, but specific supply chains have been affected.
Inflation, prices for canned green beans and peaches are up 9%, canned tuna and frozen tilapia up more than 6%, 5-pound frozen chickens rose 13%, and oatmeal jumped 17%, peanut butter 10%, mac and cheese is up 19% ground beef has increased 5%. Rising gas prices produce a level of hardship for a group that is already suffering from high levels of unemployment and stagnant or declining wages. Even in good times, but especially in recessions, the least skilled are far more likely to be unemployed and need food banks the most. We are seeing higher demand for food now that we’ve never seen before because of inflation.
Moratoriums against rental evictions and also the moratoriums against mortgages and foreclosures, all that is compounding to be the perfect storm of post-pandemic issues.
Poor working Americans can barely afford to survive and are seeing the highest inflation in decades, food assistance will help people survive during the holiday season and beyond. Your gift will make a big difference in someone's life today.
We believe we should help people when they lose their homes to a disaster, their jobs and become homeless, unable to pay for medical treatment due to cancer, or too impoverished to attend college. Our staff, volunteers and those we serve work together to address the effects of homelessness, assistance during disasters, provide scholarships for underprivileged students and medical bill assistance for cancer patients. Our programs empower the most vulnerable among us to improve their quality of life by providing shelter, food, water, scholarships and medical bill assistance during hardships.
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