Hunger Relief Programs

ECCCM Hunger Relief Programs are designed to alleviate hunger and associated food insecurity issues that are experienced by over 20% of Catawba County residents. As with all programs at ECCCM, a personal interview with a case manager is required along with the required documentation as described here. All hunger programs provide sufficient quantities per household size.

ALL hunger programs run for a six-month cycle, with a required renewal for the program to continue.

Hunger Prevention Food Program

ECCCM’s Hunger Prevention Program is designed to provide food assistance for families experiencing food insecurity but who do not qualify for SNAP, TEFAP, or other assistance programs.  Households enrolled in this program can receive four pickups a month – 1 Primary pickup that includes canned goods and frozen meats and 3 Supplemental pickups. Qualification for this program runs on a six-month cycle and is based on family size.

 

USDA/TEFAP FOOD Program

ECCCM’s USDA Food Program is designed according to the USDA’s The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) guidelines.  This is a government program designed to provide monthly commodities to households experiencing food insecurity. Households enrolled in this program can receive four pickups a month – 1 Primary pickup that includes monthly TEFAP allotment and 3 Supplemental pickups. This program runs on a six-month cycle and is based on family size.

Student Hunger prevention program

ECCCM’s Student Hunger Prevention Program is an additional food program available to Catawba County resident students and their families. This program covers grades K-12 in all school systems throughout Catawba County. This program includes a monthly snack bag for every student in the household in addition to all the food a family receives through one of our other food programs.  The program is designed to help students and their families fight hunger so that they can be focused in the classroom on learning – not lunch.  The program also aims to provide healthier snacks to these children to help fight childhood obesity.  These snacks are given to families along with their other food program’s primary pickup each month.

This program runs on a 6-month cycle and is based on family size.  The Student Hunger Prevention Program requires an additional application and review process. Click the button below to begin this process.