Village of Hope facing record high needs

24 November 2022

“The need is unprecedented and it’s not even December.” For a growing number of families this year is fraught with emotion, depression and anxiety.“Getting past the last three years our numbers have doubled, but since October we are seeing an average of five to six new families registering every week.”And for every family that registers, “there is somebody sitting at their kitchen table thinking how will we get through,” Keddy Scott said, adding, “a lot of people are one car repair from coming to register.”Rising food and shelter costs are having a dramatic affect on families – in Lincoln it’s estimated that more than 12 per cent, one in eight, are going hungry a part of each month.“We need the community to come together to help families get through this holiday season.”