1 in 5 children are at risk of hunger...
WHO WE ARE
The Provision Pack Program was founded to provide nutritional assistance to low income families. The families in our program are living in poverty, and in some cases homeless situations. According to the US Census Bureau, in 2015, approximately 100,000 people (17.7%) of Volusia County lives in poverty. These families are faced with the unfortunate decisions of having to choose between paying rent, a utility bill, and putting food on their table. No one should be faced with such difficult decisions.
At Provision Packs, we provide well balanced nutritional food for children on the weekend, and extended breaks during the school year. Our goal, through these packs, is to offer support and to relieve some of their burdens. Most importantly, we hope that these packs provide the blessing of nutrition, and bring comfort to the children of Ormond Beach so that our youth can focus on their academics and become healthy, successful young adults.
WHAT WE DO
Since 2015 we have distributed 245,497 meals to the children of our community. At Provision Packs, we provide 6-8 well balanced nutritional food for children on the weekend and extended breaks during the school year. Our goal, through these bags, is to offer support and to relieve some of the parents' burdens. Most importantly, we hope that these packs provide the blessing of nutrition and bring comfort to the children in our program so that our youth can focus on their academics and become healthy, successful young adults.
48.8 million Americans—including 13 million children— live in households that lack the means to get enough nutritious food on a regular basis. As a result, they struggle with hunger at some time during the year.
Federal nutrition programs play a critical role in helping children build healthy minds and bodies. Unfortunately, statistics show that these resources are not reaching all of the kids who need them. Consider the data below, all from the year 2010:
In Florida, 26.7% of children face food insecurity. What does this mean? Childhood food insecurity is the percentage of children under eighteen years old living in households that experience limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe foods at some point during the year.
Food insecurity—the limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe food— exists in 17.2 million households in America, 3.9 million of them with children.
Rates of food insecurity are substantially higher than the national average among households with incomes near or below the federal poverty line, among households with children headed by single parents (35.1% of female-headed households with children are food-insecure) and among Black and Hispanic households.
Food insecurity is most common in large cities but still exists in rural areas, suburbs and other outlying areas around large cities.
25 % of households with children living in large cities are food-insecure.
The typical (median) food-secure household spent 27 percent more for food than the typical food-insecure household of the same size and composition.
59% of food-insecure households reported that in the previous month they had participated in one or more of the three largest federal food and nutrition assistance programs: SNAP (formerly food stamps), School Lunch and WIC.