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New report documents food insecurity in NC and the US

Posted May 3, 2019 5:55 p.m. EDT

Hungry Harvest

— A new report has found that hunger and food insecurity is a significant a problem in the U.S. and North Carolina.

Feeding America, a non-profit group, compiled data from every county in America for a report about those who don't have enough to eat.

The group found that when it comes to North Carolina, some of our neighbors have the least access to quality, affordable food in the state.

  • Edgecombe County tops the list with a food insecurity rate of 24 percent.
  • Halifax is second at 23.8 percent.
  • Vance, Warren, and Northampton Counties were among eight more counties with rates above 20 percent.

By comparison, most counties in the Triangle hover around 12 percent with Durham County at 16.5.

For more information: WEBSITE: Food Insecurity in North Carolina