Capital Campaign Meets Goal!
Through the extraordinary generosity and vital commitments provided by members of our community, CCFB's campaign to raise $4.2 million for the construction of a new 22,000 sq. ft. central warehouse and distribution facility to serve Clark County and SW Washington has been a tremendous success. Continue »
THE FACES OF HUNGER
- Households with children are the largest demographic group accessing emergency food boxes.
- The average number of EFB's distributed monthly in Clark County has increased from 9500 to 10,100 and 39% of those receiving hunger relief from this source are children.
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Hunger in Clark County:
The United States Department of Agriculture defines hunger as "a circumstance where an individual goes without food for an intermittent or extended period of time." Perhaps of equal or even greater importance however, is another term describing hunger, the phrase "food insecurity." Food insecurity "is a condition where a family cannot be certain of satisfying...
The numbers of homeless children in the United States now hovers around 16 million as families reel from the reality of lost jobs and home foreclosures, according to a CBS 60 Minutes report, Hard Times Generation: Homeless Kids.
It is estimated that 25% of all children will be growing up in poverty, the largest American generation to be raised in hard times since the Great Depression.
Poverty is real. It's at our front door.