Statistics

We're helping lots of needy people because of your help

The Numbers Tell the Story

Your generosity is accomplishing great things! Here's some of what your San Bernardino City Mission provided last year:

  • 4,790 hot meals
  • 12,362 Food Box meals
  • 40,914 Bag of Hope meals
  • 13,390 items of clothing

 

Meanwhile, here's how we're spending your generous donations:

Pie chart showing City Mission expenditures

 

Here are some other statistics you may find surprising:

Poverty

  • Poverty levels have gone down in America recently. But they're still too high! As of 2016, the number of Americans living below poverty level was 12.7%.
      Source: 2010-1014 American Community Survey 5-year Profiles
     
  • In California one in five are living below poverty level.
     
  • In San Bernardino County, where the City Mission operates, 17.6% are living below poverty level.
     

Homelessness

Hunger

  • By 2016, 10.4% of San Bernardino County residents were "food insecure"—meaning they sometimes don't have access to the food they need.
    Source: FeedingAmerica.org
     
  • That's 218,610 people here in San Bernardino County who are at risk for not having enough nutritious food.
     
  • Of more than 60,000 people surveyed by Feeding America in 2013, 69% had been forced to choose between buying food and paying their utility bills.
     
  • 66% of those surveyed had to choose between buying food and getting medical care.
     

Hunger, homelessness and poverty are still serious problems in our affluent society.
At the City Mission, we're helping to fight them with compassion and the truth of the gospel.
Come, join us!