One Life Annual Report
On behalf of the One Life board I would personally like to thank you so much for partnering with us to make a difference in the lives of families in our community. Without your support we would not be able to do the work that we do.
In 2014, 2385 families (7,775 people) were able to shop our Emergency Food Box Pantry. We were able to educate and encourage clients to make healthy food choices as they shopped with our many volunteers. Our Thanksgiving and Christmas box program helped over 300 families enjoy a holiday meal and an additional 40 pounds of food. In fact we distributed 131,937 pounds of food to hungry families in Clark County. We also hosted two classes of "Cooking Matters at the Store". A program that teaches our clients how to make healthy choices at the grocery store as well as stretch their dollars by shopping ads.
In 2014 we also added a new Homeless Care program to help those who are in need with food, socks, mittens, hats, gloves, coats, personal hygiene kits, blankets, and Christmas stockings. We are happy to share with you that this new program was able to help over 400 people living on the street.
The number of families One Life serves grows every week as clients discover our new location. With the closing of two pantries in the county this year we are seeing more people coming to our doors. Many of these individuals are seniors and children. In order to continue feeding these individuals we have started a new giving campaign called Hunger Heroes! Becoming a Hunger Hero means you are choosing to make an investment in Clark County each month, to help One Life feed and educate our community to break cycles of poverty. Hunger Heroes make a commitment to fighting hunger by giving each month.
Please consider becoming a Hunger Hero today. Signing up is easy. You can visit our website at www.welcometoonelife.com and sign up for a monthly donation via our support interface with your credit card. You can also mail your check in each month to our P.O. Box 66. Battle Ground WA 98604. Or choose to send a check directly from your bank through bill pay like many of our donors do.
Executive Director ONE LIFE