THE NEED IS GREAT.
Victory Dream Center's food pantry has distributed 6 million pounds of food to thousands of families over the past 10 years. We are currently distributing 3,500 boxes and bags of food to 1100 families monthly from all over our region. We receive food shipments by semi-truck 3 times per month from the St. Louis Food Bank and we pick up at local grocery stores 9 times per week. Now the need is greater than ever before. The impact of COVID-19 is setting in. Households that were self-sufficient a month ago are suddenly in need. Reports this week show unemployment rates are climbing faster than ever before. 16 million Americans have lost their jobs in just the last 3 weeks. People that have never needed food assistance are now lining up at our doors.
Some of our revenue sources have been reduced. We are looking to the community to raise $15,000 while we contine to serve the hungry during this difficult time.
(Victory Dream Center is the DBA of Victory Christian Center of Southern Illinois, Inc.)