Donate for HAVEN Pontiac, MIThe team at Dental Specialists of Niles, P.C. has challenged itself to help end hunger this holiday season and we want to extend that challenge to you.

Please provide non-perishable food during your next dental appointment that we will use to donate to a local food pantry this holiday season.

Here are some ways that you and your family can participate:

  1. During your next scheduled dental appointment.
  2. When you are out trick-or-treating on Halloween.
  3. During our Cider Day

11 Facts on Hunger

  • 1 in 6 people in America face hunger.
  • Households with children reported a significantly higher food insecurity rate than households without children in 2011. 20.6 percent vs. 12.2 percent.
  • Food insecurity exists in every county in America. In 2011, 17.9 million households were food insecure.
  • 50.1 million Americans struggle to put food on the table.
  • In the US, hunger isn’t caused by a lack of food, but rather the continued prevalence of poverty.
  • More than 1 in 5 children is at risk of hunger.  Among African-Americans and Latinos, it’s 1 in 3.
  • Over 20 million children receive free or reduced-price lunch each school day. Less than half of them get breakfast and only 10 percent have access to summer feeding sites.
  • For every 100 school lunch programs, there are only 87 breakfast sites and just 36 summer food programs.
  • 1 in 7 people are enrolled in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Nearly half of them are children.
  • 40 percent of food is thrown out in the US every year, or about $165 billion worth. All of this uneaten food could feed 25 million Americans.
  • These seven states have statistically higher food insecurity rates than the US national average (14.7%):
    • Mississippi (19.2%)
    • Texas (18.5%)
    • Arkansas (19.2%)
    • Alabama (17.4%)
    • Georgia (17.4%)
    • Florida (16.2%)
    • North Carolina (17.1%)

*These statistics have been provided by DoSomething.org.

Please contact us at 847-685-6686 if you would like to assist us in collecting food for our donation, or, you have a large food donation that requires special attention.  Any help is very much appreciated.