Many people believe that the problems associated with hunger are confined to small pockets of society, certain areas of the country, or certain neighborhoods, but the reality is much different. Every day, families join the ranks of the “working poor,” – individuals who can’t make ends meet or who find themselves forced to make difficult choices after suffering devastating personal or financial crises beyond their control.

With over 1,199,500 Virginians, and millions of Americans, struggling with hunger, food insecurity is more than a problem; it is becoming an epidemic. By educating ourselves about the issues, we can work to truly fight hunger in our community.