More families need help from Rockford Rescue Mission
ROCKFORD (WREX) - More families turn to the Rockford Rescue Mission for help.
The Association of Gospel Rescue Missions found that's a trend seen across the country.
The Rescue Mission serves 16% more couples now than it did two years ago. In many cases, the families just need help making ends meet.
"They're able to pay their rent or their mortgage, but they're not able to pay their rent, mortgage, and buy groceries and so they know of the mission and that they can come and get free meals here, and so they're coming here to stretch their dollar further," Rockford Rescue Mission Director of Development Randa Noble said.
Donations to the Rescue Mission are down this year compared to last.