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
Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina
Food Bank Partner Agencies
Brushy Mountain Baptist Association, Blue Ridge Opportunity Commission, Brushy Mountain Baptist Association, Samaritan Kitchen of Wilkes, Maple Springs United Methodist Church, Antioch Baptist Church, Pilgrim Baptist Church
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The current official poverty measure was developed in the early 1960s and only a few minor changes have been implemented since it was first adopted in 1965. The poverty threshold represents the cost of a minimum food diet in 1963 multiplied by three to allow for expenditures on other goods and services. It is updated annually based on the consumer price index to account for inflation. Family resources are defined as before-tax money income.
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.