In 2008, we were operating out of our old facility at 301 West 8th Street…and moved into our new facility on June 5th, 2009. The combination of a downturn in the economy, coupled with enhanced facilities to serve the poor and homeless, has resulted in a significant increase in the number of patrons coming to the Mission for assistance.
To better illustrate this fact, I felt it best to take a simple look at our statistics before/after our move.
|Food Baskets||88||86||131||116 (week)||32%|
|Store Assistance||$1022||$1298||$1578||$1174 (week)||15%|
|Stephen Fund||$516||$778||$701||$894 (month)||73%|
The above YTD figures for 2011 are shown through the first 3 quarters, and our highest average quarter is yet to come.