I recently joined the team here at Rio Grande Food Project. We envision a community where all people have access to enough quality food to maintain good health. We work every day to alleviate hunger by providing emergency food aid to those in need and facilitating access to other programs that address problems related to the causes and effects of food insecurity.
Hunger is a worldwide problem. But it is also happening in our own backyards and you would never know it. Many people face food insecurity even though they are employed. One large medical bill, car or home repair can cause individuals to choose between buying groceries and paying rent, mortgages or bills. When money is tight, parents choose to feed their children over themselves. And for seniors on limited incomes, or families with multiple children, the problem can become chronic.
Please help me support those whom we often are unaware need help the most - our food insecure neighbors.