The Hunger Problem

Before the pandemic, an estimated 51 million households earned less income than the cost of living in their county, which means that every day 42% of American households are making choices between buying food and paying bills!


of Orange County Adults are Food Insecure
of Orange County Children are Food Insecure
of Chapel Hill-Carrboro Students Receive Free or Reduced Lunch

In North Carolina

North Carolina is the 10th Hungriest State
of Children in North Carolina are Food Insecure

Hear it from our families

Food For Families means…

It means my kids get regular fresh fruits and vegetables they normally wouldn’t get.
It is very helpful for our family. It provides us with fresh fruits and veggies that we love and helps us stretch food out longer. It also provides extra snacks for my kids to take to school for daily snack. It also helps us to save money for us to use to pay bills, etc. Thanks!
It allows me to provide food for my family when I don’t have enough money or food to provide myself.
We wouldn’t make it through the month without it.
It means that we can eat more at home instead of going to the shelter to eat all the times.

“It means everything – life has been up and down these past few years. PORCH has fed my family when I couldn’t. I want to say thank you to everyone.”

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