The Changing Faces of Hunger
The current economic climate has created a 20% increase in demand on services from Operation Food Search, and this only represents a portion of the increased need. When a family is challenged financially they are forced to make difficult decisions about what to pay first. Do they pay their rent/mortgage, buy medicine, or keep up on the utilities? Most of the time, buying food is one of the last priorities because it is an expense they can “control.” When this happens families become “food insecure”, which means they don’t know where their next meal will come from.