CCFFC April 12th Meeting–Interfaith Efforts to Address Hunger

Join us for a discussion on Interfaith Efforts to Address Hunger. Rev. Dennis Testerman will join us for the discussion and share information on the Cabarrus County CROP Walk for Hunger. The meeting is April 12th from 6 to 8 pm at High Branch Brewing Company, 325 McGill Ave. Feel free to bring a dish to share if you are able.

Updated Links–Long-Term Hunger Relief Study

I am sorry about the trouble yesterday with the pdf files. The issue has been resolved and you should now be able to access the Executive Summary, Full Study, and the Circle of Services Diagram.

Congratulations to Jim Dudley (Coordinator for CCFFC Long-Term Hunger Relief Committee), Kelsey Milam (Cabarrus Health Alliance), and Jake Wiltshire (UNC Charlotte), and the Long-Term Hunger Relief Committee for completing their project: The Voices of People with Food Insecurity–Their Preferences for Overcoming Their Food Insecurity Problems. Here is just a sample of what is in the study, “Based on the survey, we found substantial food insecurity at different levels: worry about not having enough food (86%), not able to afford healthy food (85%), not being able to afford enough food generally (83%), cutting the sizes of meals (58%), and skipping some meals (41%); finally, we found over 20 percent of our respondents went without eating for an entire day at different frequencies during the past year.”

Check out the complete study under the “Resources” Tab.

Long Term Hunger Study Complete

Congratulations to Jim Dudley (Coordinator for CCFFC Long-Term Hunger Relief Committee), Kelsey Milam (Cabarrus Health Alliance), and Jake Wiltshire (UNC Charlotte), and the Long-Term Hunger Relief Committee for completing their project: The Voices of People with Food Insecurity–Their Preferences for Overcoming Their Food Insecurity Problems. Here is just a sample of what is in the study, “Based on the survey, we found substantial food insecurity at different levels: worry about not having enough food (86%), not able to afford healthy food (85%), not being able to afford enough food generally (83%), cutting the sizes of meals (58%), and skipping some meals (41%); finally, we found over 20 percent of our respondents went without eating for an entire day at different frequencies during the past year.”

Check out the complete study under the “Resources” Tab.

Long Term Hunger Relief Committee Is Seeking Focus Group Leaders

The Long Term Hunger Relief Committee (LTHR) of CCFFC has constructed a short survey designed to help measure food insecurity in Cabarrus County. The LTHR committee is seeking organizations, such as churches and neighborhood groups, to help lead focus groups to answer key food security questions. The goal is to engage as many groups as possible to get widespread answers that can be aggregated to determine the committee’s long term goals. If you are interested in learning more or leading a focus group, please contact Jim Dudley at jamesdudley@mindspring.com.