What Our Clients Say
"The program that has been provided for our family has been a blessing to us all. We don't have a table to eat at and it is nice to be able to sit as a family at a table and take part in a meal."
Share the Table, Inc. is a faith-based nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization supported by seven charter churches, community churches, civic organizations, and local businesses in Pender and Onslow counties in North Carolina. Through our free community meal, food pantry and school backpack programs, we are feeding over 950 Pender and Onslow country residents per week.
Since our inception in October 2010, we have seen a dramatic increase in the number of people served by this ministry. We have experienced an 80% increase in the number of people served in the last 12 months.
What is food insecurity?
Food insecurity refers to a household's inability to provide enough food to lead active, healthy lives. It does not exist in isolation as low-income families are affected by overlapping issues like lack of affordable housing, social isolation, chronic or acute health problems, high medical costs, and low wages. An estimated 1 in 9 Americans and 1 in 6 children are food insecure. Lay-offs, an accident on the job, or unexpected car maintenance can suddenly force a family to choose between buying food and paying bills. That's why many families depend on organizations like Share the Table.