Statistics

In Fairfax County:

74,210 (1 in 15) people live in poverty (defined as an annual income of $23,850 for a family of four). 181,235 (1 in 6) county residents have incomes under 200% of poverty ($47,700 annual income for a family of four).
http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dfs/caab/pdf/state-of-the-poor.pdf

On January 28, 2016 there were 1,059 people who were literally homeless in the Fairfax-Falls Church community. Children under the age of 18 account for 32 percent (341 persons) who were homeless. “2016 Point-in-time Count,”
http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/homeless/point-in-time/pit-2016.htm

Feeding America’s 2013 Map the Meal Gap study found more than 76,000 residents are “food insecure,” meaning they don’t always know where their next meal is coming from.
http://feedingamerica.org/

In the 2015-2016 school year, Fairfax County Public Schools reported that 50,679 students (27.5%) were eligible for free and reduced-price meals.
http://www.doe.virginia.gov/support/nutrition/statistics/index.shtml

WFCM Clients

91% have annual incomes of 30,313 or less for a family of four (125% or less of federal poverty guidelines)
33% of families have at least one unemployed adult in the household
11% are over the age of 55
41% are under the age of 18
16% have a disabled family member