North Carolina has a higher-than-average food insecurity rate — 16 percent, ranking it eighth among the United States for the number of people who lack access to enough food for an active, healthy life.
In comparison, a total of 13 percent of Americans were considered food insecure between 2013-15, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service.
When the Appalachian Community explores a social problem like this, it doesn’t “just talk.”
Originally published November 1, 2017. Written by Mary Giunca.