Friday, December 4, 2009

Hunger in Dallas

So what does hunger look like in Dallas?

Pegasus News, another online news venue provides a picture by looking at what we see everyday at Central Dallas Ministries.

"Central Dallas Ministries, one of more than 300 food pantries in the Dallas-Forth Worth area, is overwhelmed in the weeks leading up to the holidays. The average number of food recipients for 2009 was 4,575 individuals per month at the Ministries, and that number is expected to double during the holidays. The North Texas Food Bank (NTFB), which distributes food to the Ministries and 291 member agencies, doubled its staff and trucks to confront the drastic increase in need."

"Rising property taxes, food costs, utility expenses, car payments, health care costs, and other economic burdens have pushed ordinary people -- employed and unemployed -- to food assistance."

You can read the rest of the story here.

Every day during the year, people in religious and resourceful cities like Dallas go without basic needs - like food. If you can help, please do. You can find out how by going to our website and making a donation.

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