April 3, 2020
Some of the Programs a Telethon Donation Can Benefit
One of the most striking realities FIND has seen in recent years is the rising number of local seniors seeking help with food. We hear most often that our seniors spent decades as self-sufficient individuals, never imagining they would need food assistance. Just a few years ago, we were only serving about 8,400 seniors a month. We now currently serve 19,000 seniors out of 90,000 people a month. These are not numbers we can ignore. “By 2050, the population age 65 and older is expected to reach 84 million, almost doubling from its current size…With a rapidly aging population and many without adequate retirement savings, food insecurity among seniors will continue to increase.”- Feeding America
Kids Summer Club
During the academic year, 8 out of 10 local school children have access to school-based meals through the Free and Reduced-Price Meal program, which often provides breakfast and snacks as well as daily lunch. However, during our scorching hot summers, when budgets are tightest and school is out, less than 1 in 10 local kids have access to school-based meals. Your donation will help fund our year-round Mobile Food Pantry that delivers nutritious and healthy foods to our kids through our “farmer’s market” style distributions. Giving every child a chance to earn an “A+” in healthy eating!
Hunger in our Desert is a community problem with a community solution. We want to partner with YOU to support our families in need in our valley.
2020 Telethon Sponsorship Packages document available in February 2020
For more information on how to become a Telethon 2020 sponsor, contact:
Associate Director of Development & Communications