Poverty in Appalachia

Appalachia has been a region of intense and growing poverty for far too long. Isolation, lack of educational opportunities, ever-diminishing job prospects, and the destructive effects of daily hunger hold hardworking families down. These children, their families, and seniors suffer in unimaginable living conditions. You are the answer. You can help provide tangible solutions to American families suffering in need. Your compassion will deliver nutritious food, clothing, home repair, elderly services, and other essentials.

These aren’t just statistics. These are your neighbors in need in Appalachia.

The poverty rate in our service region is 28%

The food insecurity rate in our service area is 19.7%

46% of all homes are severely deteriorating

Poverty in the Heartland

Far too many children, their families, and seniors in Appalachia live in desperation. No matter how hard they work, they have trouble escaping poverty, hunger, and fear that have held their families captive for generations. You can help provide essential services that transform lives.

Prayer Requests

Our faith calls us and sustains us— that's why Christian Appalachian Project gathers for chapel each day. If you or a loved one are in need of prayers, please let us know and we will lift up your request.


Every Penny Counts

88.5% of donations go directly to families in need.