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
County Non-profit Partner Resources
Food Bank Partner Agencies
Fishes & Loaves Food Pantry, Vecinos Inc - Farmworkers, Health Program, Community Table Of Jackson County, Community Bible Church/The Market At The Point, United Christian Ministries Of Jackson Co., Whittier United Methodist
Infant Mortality Rate (per 1,000) live births)
Data shown is for 2015, and is the most recent available as of February, 2015. 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.
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