I wish for you to know that for every dollar that we receive, the Foodbank is able to provide over eleven dollars of food and hope to our neighbors in need, which includes 50,000 needy children, senior citizens and members of working families struggling to make ends meet each day on the Peninsula, lamentably because of the fact that they live at or below the poverty level. . Our consuming worry is that we have budgeted enough to meet this year?s demands ? and our underlying hope is that we can continue to rely on the support of our contributors and benefactors to meet the need. In these trying times, every pound of food, every dollar, every hour volunteered, will help us to make a difference and address the adversity we face collectively as a community, a region and as a nation.