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"If you can't feed a hundred people,

then feed just one."

-Mother Teresa

POLCARE Hunger and Homeless Prevention Programs are designed to support the planning, delivery and coordination of high quality services to the hungry, homeless, and those at risk of homelessness in our community. Homelessness and poverty do not discriminate.

The Facts

No one should have to worry about whether they will have food on their plate or a roof over their head. But the reality is that hunger and homelessness are widespread problems that affect far too many people.


In the United States

Many Americans are living on the edge, forced to choose between basic necessities like purchasing food, paying rent, or going to the doctor.


43.1 Million

Americans live below the poverty level

Poor Kids Laughing


Americans are homeless on a typical night.

Hands Holding Wooden Plate

42 Million

Americans are at risk of suffering from hunger.

Father and Son

1 in 5

children in the U.S. live in poverty.



While there has been slow but steady progress over the past thirty years, there are still a tremendous number of people around the world who live in extreme poverty.

795 million people do not have enough to eat.

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