Our Numbers Tell Our Story Best
Over 1,200,000 pounds of food were distributed! The average number of visits per month was 1,430. 5,440 Dunn County residents were served by the pantry. 80% of people are living at or below poverty level and the remaining 20% are very close. 14,590 Project SAM (Share A Meal) bags were packed & distributed at local schools containing food for the weekend for children at risk of hunger.
Stepping Stones Shelters
In 2014, 360 people received shelter either at the Stepping Stones Shelter on South Broadway, at Winter Haven, or at a local motel for a total of 4,268 nights combined. 603 people were assisted with finding or maintaining affordable housing.
Community Connections Program
In 2014, 173 people were assisted with supportive services by volunteers such as transportation, food deliveries, small home repairs, yard work, etc. 709 individuals and families received almost $33,000 (total) in emergency financial assistance to help with expenses such as heat, electrical bills, fuel, and clothing. 2, 268 people received referrals to other programs and agencies where additional needs they had could be addressed
Stepping Stones offers a ‘hand up’ not a ‘hand out.’