Dear Community Partners,
Attached is Marion-Polk Food Share’s Annual State of Hunger Report. Highlights include: the demand for emergency food assistance continues to rise; the emergency food inventory is at its lowest point in 15 months; and MPFS will need the community’s help to keep nutritious foods flowing at the rate required by our nonprofit hunger-relief partners in Marion and Polk counties.
The region served by MPFS (Marion and Polk counties) sustained the largest increase in food box distribution of any community in the state’s food banking network last year. Local families are still struggling to make ends meet and keep food on their tables and the MPFS network is there to help as it has for the past 25 years.
In order to keep pace with the demand for assistance, MPFS will need a strong infusion of food and funds. You can help by informing the public about hunger in our community. This release will give you a starting place.
This report includes a snapshot of regional service. If you need assistance connecting with an MPFS network partner serving your community to local your story, please contact us. Additionally, Phil McCorkle and Ron Hays will be available for interviews.
Thank you for your consideration.
Grants & Communication Officer
1660 Salem Industrial Drive NE
Salem OR 97301-0374
You can help fight hunger by participating in a food/fund drive in your neighborhood or becoming a Sustainer donor.