Join the community-wide battle against local hunger by helping MCUM to raise $25,000 and 25,000 pounds of food from March 1 - April 30.
While we’ve all felt the pangs of hunger, most of us are fortunate to know when we will get our next meal. For many of Monroe County’s residents, this is not the case.
Monroe County continues to be ranked #1 as the most impoverished county in Indiana, with 25% of residents living below the poverty level and 89% having difficulty affording food.
Last year, 2,465 families used MCUM's client choice food pantry to supplement their food needs. With a pantry access card, clients are able to visit MCUM up to three times to "shop" for groceries for their families, including non-perishables and frozen meat, as well as fresh produce and meal shares from the Hoosier Hills Food Bank. MCUM provided enough food in 2017 for families to make 84,609 meals - a record in the agency's 78-year history.
However, to continue providing enough food to keep up with the growing demand, MCUM will need about 40,000 pounds more this year than last in donations and we'd like to make a big dent in that number during our MCUM Hunger Games campaign, which runs from March 1 - April 30. This is where YOU come in!
Will you join our community-wide battle against local hunger?
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