According to the United Way’s United for ALICE project, “Traditional measures of poverty do not capture the magnitude of people who are struggling financially.”
ALICE includes our neighbors who are working – often more than one job – but due to the high cost of living, they are barely getting by. ALICE is someone you know. ALICE is your barista. Your hairstylist. Your Lyft driver. The manager at your favorite restaurant. The person who answers the phone when you call customer service. ALICE is your neighbor: 35% of Pinellas County residents are in the ALICE population and another 11% are living in poverty based on federal poverty levels. That means 46% of our neighbors are struggling to make ends meet or not making it at all.
SPFC’s programs support health equity by providing nutritious food for those who need it, increasing access to healthcare, helping those recovering from substance use with stable housing and support, and educating our community. Your generosity makes all the difference in our capability to serve our neighbors in need.
As a nonprofit, we rely on donations to provide the support Pinellas County deserves. Will you join us in supporting our neighbors?