In Communities across the country, the lines at food pantries are stretching longer and longer with no end in site. According to The Food, Research and Action Center, 1 in 4 households experienced food insecurity in 2019. Even before the pandemic hit, 10.5% of all U.S. households experienced food insecurity. That equates to more than 35 million Americans uncertain of where their next meal might come from. In post pandemic economic crisis, this number has tripled to 29.5%. Son Light Center feeds more than 5000 families each month through food distributions throughout the Blackbelt area. Son Light Center operates a food pantry located at 497 Oak Street, Selma, AL but distributes food to 28 churches and non-profit groups throughout the Blackbelt.
We are so appreciative to AL-TOM RC & D Resource Conservation & Development Council for the donation of $7500.00 grant to purchase a much needed forklift. The purchase of this forklift enables Son Light Center to be more efficient by loading and unloading food trucks faster for deliver to communities across the Blackbelt. The completion of this purchase means that there will be fewer families going to bed tonight hungry.