In North Carolina, two-thirds of all adults (65.7%) are overweight or obese. People in poor and low-income households are at risk for obesity because they have limited resources to purchase and often lack of access to healthy, affordable foods. They have fewer opportunities for physical activity, high levels of stress and limited access to health care. Food deprivation may lead to overeating once food becomes available which can also cause weight gain. Low-income youth and adults are exposed to disproportionately more marketing and advertising for obesity-promoting products.
Source: Food Research and Action Center
Food Insecurity Statistics in NC
But of those, how many actually get the meals?
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Hunger Research Facts
Families and children are defined as low-income if the family income is less than twice the federal poverty threshold.
The minimum wage level in North Carolina is $7.25.
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