Summer is the time of greatest need for those on the street; and this summer is probably going to be worse than any summer before. We have already noticed an increase in numbers.
The end of Philadelphia’s fiscal year is August 31. The city funded shelters start cutting out their meal services as funds dry up. Some close altogether. So, as the summer wears on, the number of people looking for meals goes up. This year it is even worse, because of the increase in food prices. We are seeing more food stamp recipients joining us earlier in the month, because their food stamps are running out sooner.
This comes at a time when our expenses, both for gas and food have gone up and donations are low. Please prayerfully consider what you can do to help.