Hunger affects thousands and reaches into our own neighbourhoods.
Hunger lives right next door to all of us.
We see that financial donations are just as important as food donations. We can purchase fresh food and make up for any shortfalls in donations to ensure people are getting the food that they need.
Food poverty – the lack of access to nutritious, affordable food – is very present in Cornwall. From children and seniors to the increasing number of working poor, hunger affects over a thousand individuals throughout Cornwall and area.
The Agapè Centre provides food to approximately 1200 people per month through our food bank services and over 160 people each weekday in our soup kitchen. We serve low income residents at risk of hunger and malnutrition of which over 38% are children and 10% are senior citizens. These services are also accessed by vulnerable populations such as those with disabilities or suffering from mental illness, as well as families slipping through the hunger safety net. We also serve the working poor who make too much to collect social assistance but are unable to make ends meet, in spite of being part of the workforce. 38% of the people we serve are children and 10% are senior citizens.