Cristo Rey Community Center (CRCC) hosted an annual RUN 4 FOOD 5K run/walk on July 25, 2105 to raise funds benefiting CRCC’s hunger relief services for local families!
This year alone CRCC will serve 44,000 instances of need through our Community Pantry and an additional 22,000 meals through our Community Kitchen.
Cristo Rey Community Center (CRCC) Community Kitchen Cristo Rey Community Center’s (CRCC) was implemented in June 2014 to provide access to fresh food (warm breakfast and sack lunch) every Monday through Friday for food insecure and vulnerable populations in Ingham County.
CRCC Community Kitchen and Community Pantry serves all clients who approach our programs in need regardless of income to ensure access of essential services to households classified as living in poverty or ALICE populations suffering financial hardship.
In contrast to the 16.2% of households that suffer from poverty in the State of Michigan (2009 data), in Ingham County over 23% of area households are below the poverty threshold with an additional 22% qualifying as struggling ALICE households.
Cristo Rey Community Center (CRCC) Community Kitchen provides services to low-income families and individuals in need that includes populations vulnerable to food insecurity although employed (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed aka ALICE). ALICE households are defined as earning less than the basic cost of living for the U.S. but more than the U.S. threshold for poverty which leaves these households vulnerable to the slightest change in asset. This is a population that is working but struggling to maintain basic necessities for themselves and their families and must often forgo preventative health care or food due to financial hardship.
Why do you run? RUN4FOOD!!