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Food Insecurity in Hunterdon County

Written by Stephen Harris for the United Way of Hunterdon County

Did you know that 12.5% of Americans don’t know when they will eat their next nutritious meal? The percentage is lower in Hunterdon County,  5.6%, but that still means more than 7,000 of our neighbors are food insecure.1

What is Food Insecurity?

Holiday Hands: Good for Your Spirit

Written by Stephen Harris for United Way to Hunterdon County

 

We all know the saying that it is better to give then to receive. Cliché as it may sound, this is especially true during the holiday season, when many families struggle obtaining basic necessities and have little money left for gifts. Think back to the holidays with your own family, sharing joy and toys. Some families need a little assistance, a helping hand, Holiday Hands.

Inspired to Do More

During its annual Week of Caring ExxonMobil volunteers helped organizations and saw firsthand the work of United Way and its Community Partner agencies that benefit from the annual United Way Campaign.

Purchasing Diapers – for some, the struggle is real.

By Stephen Harris for United Way of Hunterdon

Did you know that buying diapers to keep their baby clean, dry and healthy can take up 14% of a family’s budget? This is a major expense impacting one in three families in the United States.

A 2017 report, “Diaper Need and Its Impact on U.S. Families” 1, reveals that the struggle to have enough fresh clean diapers affects the parent’s physical and mental health, increases health risk to the child and can lead to missing work or school.

Specifically, the report reveals:

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