Green Harvest Food Pantry address

Working Poor Information

Nearly half of the households helped by Green Harvest Food Pantry have at least one employed adult.  Unfortunately, for many people, having a job does not mean you are able to pay for the basic necessities, including food.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services identifies the 2008 poverty level as $21,200 for a family of four, or $1,760 per month.  A worker earning $10.00 per hour would fall just below the poverty line.  How would you budget your money if this were your salary?

Monthly Income

Housing $635
Utilities $192
Car or Transportation $200
Taxes at 15% $240
Clothing  $100
Healthcare $145
Monthly Expenses  $1,445

Remaining Income 


A family uses this remaining income to pay for personal hygiene items, school fees, child care, debt payments, emergencies, holidays/gifts, insurance, savings and most importantly, food.

Given this typical situation, could you make ends meet and provide your family with enough to eat? Or would you need help?

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