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.

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Basic Hunger Prevention

The Hunger Prevention Program is available to those who qualify for assistance. This is a great program for those who may fall through the cracks, not qualifying for SNAP. Commodities are distributed on a regular basis on a six-month cycle.  

Additional supplemental foods of fresh produce, breads, dairy and associated items are available on a bi-weekly basis as supplies last.


Temporary Food Assistance Program

This program is built upon government supplied food and is more restrictive than the Basic Hunger Prevention program foods above. With lesser quantities, this program works well with those who are already receiving SNAP benefits.

Additional supplemental foods of fresh produce, breads, dairy and associated items are available on a bi-weekly basis as supplies last.


Student Hunger prevention program

The Student Hunger Prevention Program is available to Catawba County resident students and their families. This program covers grades K-12 in all Newton-Conover City Schools and all Catawba County Schools. This program provides more student-friendly snacks that are nutritious as we work to combat childhood obesity.

Distribution is on a regular basis on a six-month cycle with additional supplemental foods of fresh produce and associated items on a bi-weekly basis as supplies last.

The Student Hunger Prevention Program requires a special application and review process. Click the button below to begin this process.