Season of Giving By The Numbers

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

501,352

Meals distributed through the Pantry Shelf food program.

900+

Local households that received Thanksgiving meal baskets.

23,349

Hours donated by ISS volunteers.

330

Children who avoided homelessness thanks to the ISS HomeSafe program.

14,636

Boxes of food donated by local supermarkets and restaurants.

784,963

Pounds of food distributed by ISS volunteers.

893

Households served that had never been to a food pantry before.

2,340

Counseling sessions for local residents who had no place else to turn.

600+

Backpacks distributed to the children of food pantry clients.

9,633

Bags of clothing donated to the Bureau Drawer Thrift Shop.

2,354

Number of calls for assistance logged by the ISS counseling center.

3,828

Bags of food donated by local businesses, houses of worship, schools and individuals.

43,220

Bags of food distributed to hungry South Shore residents.

1,393

Hungry children served by the food pantry.

600+

Number of children in need who received Christmas gifts.

2

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. 

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