Founded in 1947, Interfaith Social Services (ISS) is dedicated to improving lives of South Shore families and individuals in need by providing food, mental health services and emergency assistance.
The following statistics show the value of giving back and pertain to the fiscal year: July 2015 – June 2016
Meals distributed through the Pantry Shelf food program.
Local households that received Thanksgiving meal baskets.
Hours donated by ISS volunteers.
Children who avoided homelessness thanks to the ISS HomeSafe program.
Boxes of food donated by local supermarkets and restaurants.
Pounds of food distributed by ISS volunteers.
Households served that had never been to a food pantry before.
Counseling sessions for local residents who had no place else to turn.
Backpacks distributed to the children of food pantry clients.
Bags of clothing donated to the Bureau Drawer Thrift Shop.
Number of calls for assistance logged by the ISS counseling center.
Bags of food donated by local businesses, houses of worship, schools and individuals.
Bags of food distributed to hungry South Shore residents.
Hungry children served by the food pantry.
Number of children in need who received Christmas gifts.
Interfaith Social Services will hold its 19th Annual Feed the Hungry Gala at the Granite Links Golf Club in Quincy on December 9. All proceeds help South Shore families in need of food, mental health counseling, homelessness prevention, budget counseling and emergency assistance.