Did You Know?

  • Up to 50% of households served by WWCM include elderly or disabled individuals living on a fixed income.

  • 84% of households Feeding America serves report buying the cheapest food — instead of healthy food — in order to provide enough to eat. – SOURCE: FEEDING AMERICA

  • WWCM provides only fresh foods and produce – no expired food goes on our shelves.

  • During the 2015-16 school year (most recent data accessible), 2,941 children experienced homelessness in Wake County, an increase of 56% in the past seven years! SOURCE: WCPSS

  • Over 2000 children receive free and reduced lunch in Apex area schools alone, a key indicator of food insecurity in the home. SOURCE: WCPSS

  • Children who don’t get enough to eat, especially in the early years, are more likely to be hospitalized and face higher risks for health conditions like anemia and asthma. In school, they are more likely to repeat a grade in elementary school, have social and emotional problems, and experience learning impairments. SOURCE: FEEDING AMERICA

  • WWCM is open on the 2nd and 4th Thursday evening to provide shopping opportunities for working families.

  • In collaboration with the UNC School of Nursing Mobile Clinic, WWCM provides free health services with a Nurse Practitioner including health screenings, educations, and other basic services including monthly diabetes education and assessments. ADD- Mobile Clinic is on site on 2nd and 4th Tuesdays.

  • WWCM continuously works to reduce food waste in our community by recovering foods from local grocery stores, gardens, and farmers. We also return our expired produce to the earth through composting at Simple Gifts Community Garden. We are thankful for these partnerships helping us better serve our neighbors and our world.

  • Our mission is about more than helping families get through an immediate financial crisis. It is about “alleviating and preventing financial crisis and to helping local families achieve self-sufficiency and stability” 

  • WWCM provides monthly home delivery for our elderly and disabled clients who have no other way of accessing our pantry.

  • In Wake County, 28% of households are “housing cost burdened” (paying more than 30% of their income for housing cost and 43% of renters are housing cost burdened.