North Carolina Community Action Association
NC Empowered – December 2020
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The Big Pop UP: People Helping People
NCCAA is working with many local and national partners to provide a community wide pop up event where families in need can get the supplies they need. The first of our drive-thru events will take place at the PNC Arena in Raleigh on January 26th. We'll be hosting three more of these events after the Raleigh kick-off. In March we'll be in Statesville, in May Edenton, and in July Waynesville…
See NCCAA’s appeal for Big Pop Up event sponsors at different levels of support.
Buy NCCAA’s coffee blend - NEW Grounds Coffee - today and get it delivered to your door! The proceeds go to supporting the NEW Reentry Council, which supports returning citizens in Wilson, Nash and Edgecombe counties to ensure they have a successful reentry – learn more.
Success Story: Mountain Projects provides health insurance application counseling. One of the clients they helped with insurance coverage was a Haywood County farmer who suffered catastrophic injuries in an ATV accident a few years ago. After helicopter rides, brain surgeries and rehabilitation, she was presented with a bill that exceeded one million dollars...
- Action Pathway Coordinates Statewide Toy Distribution
- WAMY Community Action Director of Youth Development Emily Neff selected as 2020 Afterschool Alliance Ambassador, Watauga Democrat
- Mountain Projects Helps Local Citizens with Utility Bills, The Mountaineer
- NEW Reentry Staff Volunteer at Wilson County Food Bank
- WAMY Receives a $25,000 Grant to Continue their Childcare Program, High Country Press
- Greene Lamp Distributes Kitchenware Items to Families in Need, WITN
- Mountain Projects Talks About Housing Crisis, The Mountaineer
- Listen Up NC Radio Shows now on our YouTube channel
Social Determinants of Health: Food Insecurity in North Carolina
Hungry for the Holidays: Food Insecurity in North Carolina
Food insecurity rates, which had been declining across the United States since the Great Recession of 2008, are now at levels unseen since the Great Depression (1929). Prior to the pandemic, Feeding America reported 15.4% of all NC residents face food insecurity regularly and 20.9% of all NC children face hunger. Additional survey data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau in late October indicated that more than 10% of all NC households with children reported that their kids regularly lacked sufficient food – that’s roughly 405,000 households here in NC. America’s Health Rankings’ 2020 Annual Report ranks NC as the 9th worst state nationally in food insecurity. NC’s rich agricultural history makes this reality even more tragic…
Emily Neff, WAMY Community Action's Director of Youth Development selected to serve as an Afterschool Ambassador for the Afterschool Alliance in 2020-21 – read the news article.
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- Wells Fargo – Providence Benevolent Foundation
- John Ben Snow Memorial Trust Grant, January 31 Letter of Inquiry deadline
- Clif Bar Family Foundation Small Grants, February 1 deadline
- Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation Grants, February 17 deadline
- Scaife Family Foundation Grant, March 1 deadline