Providing Food To The City’s Most Vulnerable
This program was created in 1999 as a response to partner organizations’ concerns regarding the homeless population’s access to food. These hampers provide short-term relief of hunger with easy to open, ready to eat, shelf stable food for one to two days. A bulk food option is also available to partner organizations who prefer to customize content for their client base.
The hampers and the food they provide are invaluable to vulnerable individuals and the organizations that serve them. Food is a catalyst to supporting anyone in need, and this hamper program gives the qualified partners who serve the homeless population a starting point for conversation with those in crisis.
The estimated market value for a hamper is $30. While this provides financial relief for the recipient and the community partner, the value of the hamper goes far beyond the dollar amount. When partner organizations aren’t focusing on food, they can focus on their core programming and use their resources to connect and work more closely with their clients, increasing their chances of being transitioned out of homelessness.
Our programming has improved through rigorous review and adaptation, letting us deliver more value to the people we serve. Want to know more? Visit our Charity Intelligence page to review the program goals and learnings.