Overall percent of population who are food insecure
Number in population who are food insecure
Number of children eligible for free and reduced price school meals
But of those, how many actually get the meals?
Percent of eligible children actually getting free and reduced price school lunch
Percent of eligible children actually getting free and reduced price school breakfast
Percent of eligible children actually getting free summer meals
Amount of Federal money available for free and reduced price school lunches but NOT accessed due to children not participating
Amount of federal money available for free and reduced price school breakfast but NOT accessed due to children not participating:
Amount of federal money available for free summer lunch but NOT accessed due to children not participating
County Non-profit Partner Resources
MANNA Food Bank, Asheville
Food Bank Partner Agencies
Southwestern Child Development
Living Waters Lutheran Church
Cherokee Compassionate Ministries
Christ Fellowship Church
Grace Christian Academy at Hillside Baptist Church
Hawthorn Heights - Mountain Youth Resources
Infant Mortality Rate (per 1,000) live births)
Data shown is for 2013, and is the most recent available as of February, 2013. For more information, or data sources related to hunger, food insecurity, health, education, or economic profiles of counties, please contact Maureen Berner, Professor of Public Administration and Government, School of Government, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, at email@example.com.
Approximately one of every four children ages 2 to 5 years in the United States has a high (>85th percentile) body mass index and about one in 10 is obese (>95th percentile). North Carolina ranks 5th worst in the US for childhood obesity.
People who live in a household affected by food insecurity do not always know where they will find their next meal. By contrast, food security for a household means access by all members at all times to enough food for an active, healthy life.
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