The Second Harvest Food bank is an amazing organization, unlike anything you find in Belgium. Check it out (More statistics on their website):
- Each month we serve an average of 163,500 people; enough people to fill Candlestick Park more than twice. Of those that we serve:
- 60% are low-income families
- 37% are children
- 20% are seniors
- The average income of the households we serve through our direct service programs are: $1,270 for a family of four; $900 for a two-person senior household; $700 for a two person volunteer household.
- We are the primary source for donated, surplus and purchased foods for non-profit agencies and our direct service programs. In fact, we distributed 27 million pounds of food to our local communities last year.