2012 was a year of unprecedented need as the economy struggled to improve. Nearly half of The Food Bank’s service area had unemployment higher than the state average of 9 percent. Many people who never needed food assistance before, sought help through area pantries. Families with small children were especially hit hard and nearly all schools showed an increase in students qualifying for federally subsidized meals.

The good news is that because of you:

The Food Bank (TFB) distributed over 28 million pounds of food.

Partner agencies helped more than 110,000 people each month.

The Buddy Pack program increased to help approximately
6,500 children at 134 schools.

For the fifth year in a row, an outpouring of donations through
food drives provided over a half-million pounds of food.

More than 38,000 volunteers donated a whopping 90,000 hours of service,
or the equivalent of 43 full-time employees!