On Wheels Homeless Outreach
Hunger and homelessness are major problems in the United States of America. According to the National Coalition for the Homeless, about 3.5 million people become homeless at some point every year. Around 1.35 million of these people are children, OUR children.
There are numerous food pantries and soup kitchens, yet food insecurity is still on the rise. This is due too, little, to no transportation at all. The homeless and the needy frequently struggle with ways to access these food resources that ultimately lead to chronic hunger.
We have accessed the Moncks Corner, North Charleston, and St. Stephen rural communities and found a high risk of food insecurities. Food insecurity is a measure of people's ability to access healthy food on a regular basis. Homeless people do not have an address and the poor working class earn pennies above eligibility cap making both classes of people not eligible to access government programs such the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) -- formerly called food stamps. Therefore, the homeless sometimes rely on scraps, throwaway, and food from passersby, and the nutritional status of these foods can be questionable.
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We drive to areas populated with homeless and distribute cooked food and essential items like sanitary napkins for women, nonperishable foods, water, clothing, shoes- and more. We go out during the summer, winter, before, and after storms offering any assistance, we can.
There are many people on the streets who, for one reason or another, do not want to or can not enter a shelter or program. Our on wheels homeless outreach program reach people who otherwise can’t be found because they have taken residence in the woods, abandoned buildings and the less trafficked streets of people and cars.
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