What We Do at Neighbors4Neighbors
Neighbors 4 Neighbors goal is to feed and comfort the hungry in our community of Stephens County.
The need for food by those living in poverty in Stephens County is very real. Although things are better than they were during the economic downturn 10 years ago, the elderly and families with children are still struggling to provide their basic needs. Stephens County has a poverty rate of 18% which is above the State of Georgia rate of 14%. One in four children in Stephens County live in poverty.
Each month the number of people coming to Neighbors 4 Neighbors stays about the same. They are comprised primarily of the elderly and families with children. Single parents are at great risk to work and provide for their children.
During 2018, we served 7,500 individuals , a figure equal to our 2017 numbers. That says the number of people living in poverty has stabilized and is unlikely to go much lower. Children under age 18 represent 32% while adults age 65 and over represent 12%. Our all-volunteer staff secured and distributed 120,000 pounds of food in 2018.