Southern California is a Land of Dreams, where one can be blinded
by the celebrity of the rich and famous. Yet in this Land of Dreams the reality is that two out of six families in Southern
California go to sleep hungry every night. The increased demand for assistance in the most basic of human needs far exceeds
current government support. Farm Bill and the Stimulus programs have underestimated the growing numbers of families falling
below poverty lines daily. Food banks have quickly become the lifeline for many of these families, yet it is estimated that
half of the emergency food organizations in Southern California have to turn people away.
As recession and unemployment continue to dominate our economy, nine out of ten
food assistance sites have seen an increase in not only first time clients but an increase upwards of 25% of returning families
Any emergency food provider will tell you that the people who face food insecurity and request assistance all experience
shame and embarrassment. There is a shared sense of loss, failure and fear of the future. People reaching out to emergency
food providers and food bank have exhausted all other options in securing food for their families.
Economists predict that the current recession and unemployment rate will continue
to devastate Americans well past 2013. Conditions of hunger and food insecurity becoming have become much more prevalent in
there is hope.
You can help by supporting your local food bank directly, or go to our Donate page. Another way you can help is to
pick up a few extra cans of food on your next trip to the grocery store. Finally, you can purchase Hope thru Water, where
ever this product is sold. Check our link for a list of retailers where Hope thru Water is sold.
Help us to give hope...and food... to those that need it most.