Hunger is about so much more than food.
Hunger in America
Every community in the country is home to families who struggle with food insecurity including rural and suburban communities. Many households that experience food insecurity do not qualify for federal nutrition programs and need to rely on their local food banks and other hunger relief organizations for support.
American households are food insecure
Individuals live in food insecure households
Children live in food insecure households
Read more about hunger from Feeding America and the USDA’s most recent report: Household Food Security in the United States in 2021
Hunger in Our Backyard
1 in 5
people in the Carolinas struggle with hunger
1 in 4
children in the Carolinas struggle with hunger
Staff members from our member Food Banks have come together to form Nourishing the Carolinas. Their mission is to accelerate progress toward healthy behavior in Carolina communities.
Coming Together in Times of Need
During times of crisis, Feeding the Carolinas steps in to fill a critical role across our states. Whether responding to a health crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic, or preparing for severe weather, like a hurricane, you can find us on the frontlines.
Coordination & Logistics
Our team helps oversee and coordinate food delivery and distribution, volunteers, and efforts of partners and other relief organizations.
Advocate & Promote
We serve as a voice during times of crisis. Our team communicates directly with the media and utilizes our platforms to raise awareness and move people to action.
Through our vast networks of donors and suppliers, we work to identify and secure resources (like food and supplies) to meet the emerging needs of communities.