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  • Each family receives a 5-day supply of food per visit for each member of the family.
  • Clients are eligible every 30 days for food.
  • Close to 5,000 households were served in FY 2016 representing almost 10,000 adults and over 5,000 children.
  • The number of handicapped individuals served has almost tripled since 1998.
  • The majority of families/individuals are either White or Hispanic.
  • The majority of families/individuals come from City of Lowell while most others come from the surrounding towns of Dracut, Chelmsford and Tewksbury (15 communities in all).
  • Volunteers work over 10,000 hours combined in a given year.
  • Over 600,000 pounds of food as well as thousands of items of clothing, coats and household items are distributed annually.
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