Seeing the Invisible

July 27, 2013 8:00 PM

In a growing state, a growing hunger

In North Carolina, food insecurity is rapidly on the rise. In 2007, 12.6 percent of us were classified as hungry. Last year, it was 19.6 percent, or 1.9 million. Twenty-eight percent of our children, over 622,000, meet the federal standard. We have the tenth highest food insecurity rate in the United States. Feeding America has reported that, for children under five, we’re number two, trailing only Louisiana.

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