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OUR 2nd ANNUAL

SCARE AWAY HUNGER

FOOD DRIVE

Was a GREAT SUCCESS

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Rockland Community Against Hunger

209 N Route 9W

Congers, NY 10920

 

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Read about how we distributed over 1,000,000 pounds of healthy food to food pantries and soup kitchens throughout Rockland County

 

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Our New Website is Online

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new website. 

 

Read about us to find out more about the food pantries, soup kitchens and other related programs in Rockland County.

Welcome to ROCKLAND COMMUNITY AGAINST HUNGER

A collaboration to provide information, raise awareness, mobilize support, & educate the community about healthy food & nutrition.

Founded in 2011, the Rockland Community Against Hunger (RCAH) brings together a network of food pantries & feeding programs, the local Food Bank and local social services agencies. Our primary goal is to provide information about food sources and food-related services, raise awareness of hunger in Rockland County, mobilize support among public and private resources, and educate the community about food and nutrition.

 

Our Mission is simple:  To do everything we can to make sure that no one in Rockland County goes hungry.

 

Who is the Face of Hunger?

  • Hunger or “Food Insecurity” is defined as the lack of dependable access to enough food to sustain a healthy life. Imagine not knowing where your next meal is coming from!
  • The USDA recently reported that 1 in 6 Americans struggle with hunger – including nearly 17 million children.
  • People who are food insecure are often forced to choose between paying for food and everyday necessities such as rent or health care
  • Children without adequate nutrition are more likely to have cognitive and behavioral development issues 

MYTH: Rockland is affluent with few people who go hungry

  • FACT:  The majority of the people served are food insecure - they do not know where they will find their next meal
  • FACT: 43,800 people are living below the poverty level in Rockland (1 out of 7) - that's up from 33,000 just 2 years ago - a 25% increase!
  • FACT:   Almost half of the people getting food do NOT qualify for federal nutrition programs and must rely on charitable food assistance
  • FACT: The number of people asking for help is increasing each year, and includes the working poor and the middle class - people that never had to get food assistance before—the newly unemployed, the underemployed, and families that have at least one parent working.

Want to know more about us and our projects? Read about the work we have done so far and our plans for the future. Do youwant to know what you can do to help? Learn more ABOUT US

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