Hunger isn’t the only epidemic faced by those in need in our region; scarcity of shelter, emergency assistance, and transition assistance are the pillars on which St. Joseph’s Social Care was founded. We strive to empower and educate those in the midst of crisis on how to live a self-sufficient life and thrive as part of a better community.
For the first time in history, over half of all public school students in the country are from low-income families and regularly come to school hungry. 37% of these food-insecure families are also ineligible for SNAP benefits, and rely on support from organizations and food banks like us to keep their families fed. While every donation year-round provides an abundance of support for our neighbors in need, the March Campaign gives us the unique opportunity to bolster our funding for the entire year with partial matches for each and every dollar raised. Help feed a family in need today!
No child should have to wonder where their next meal is coming from. During the summer, when kids are out of school, it can be very difficult for low-income families to provide consistent, nutritious meals for their children. St. Joseph’s recognizes this challenge and serves over 19,000 free lunches to local children at several different sites around Grand Forks and East Grand Forks in June and July, to ensure that no child goes hungry.