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?
County Non-profit Partner Resources
Allied Churches of Alamance County
Food Bank Partner Agencies
Alamance County Community Services, Burlington Burlington Assembly of God, Burlington Faith Outreaching Hands Ministry, Mebane Gethsemane Christian Church, Burlington Greater Canaan Baptist Church, Mebane Harvest Baptist Church, Burlington Loaves & Fishes – Mebane, Mebane Loaves and Fishes Christian Food Ministry, Burlington Melfield United Church of Christ. Haw River Morning Star Baptist Church, Burlington Piedmont Rescue Mission, Burlington
Data shown is for 2014, and is the most recent available as of February, 2014. 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