Fisherman’s Mark clients under the age of 65 have an average monthly income of $2,250, which translates to $27,000 per year. Our clients who are seniors (over 65) live on just $16,000 per year, on average. Compare this to all of Hunterdon County, where the average yearly income is around $65,000, and you can imagine how the current inflationary economy is impacting our participants. Fisherman’s Mark bridges the gap to provide help when help is needed.
Twenty six percent of Fisherman’s Mark participants receive SNAP aid. SNAP, New Jersey’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, provides food assistance to families with low incomes to help them buy groceries. A family of 5 qualifies for SNAP if their annual income is below $60,000. However, families who don’t qualify for SNAP may still be challenged to afford basic needs like food. Fisherman’s Mark bridges the gap to provide help when help is needed.
Income Below Poverty
A thriving community reaches out to help struggling neighbors. 70% of our clients have an income that is below the NJ poverty line. Our services can make the difference between meeting a family’s essential needs and going without. Fisherman’s Mark bridges the gap to provide help when help is needed.
Many single mothers are forced to provide for their families on a single income while juggling household duties on their own. Between childcare, groceries, housing and clothing, many struggle to provide basic necessities for their children. 28% of Fisherman’s Mark clients are hardworking single mothers who desperately need assistance. With your help, Fisherman’s Mark is there to answer the call.
48% of the population served at the FREE MARKet are under 18. With your generous assistance, we do our best to help them get a running start in life.