Hunger in North Carolina according to NC Assoc. of Feeding America Food Banks (

1. NC is in the TOP 10 for highest % of HUNGRY citizens

2. 1 in 4 children in NC are “food insecure” – meaning hungry

3. Average Food Assistance (Food Stamps) is $4.40 per person per day – so family of 4 gets $123 a week and a single person gets $31/week.

4. 81% of NC households receiving food stamps don’t know where there next meal is coming from.

5. 22% of NC citizens on food stamps have at least one member who has served in the Military.

6. 3 of 4 Teachers in Wake County report that they have hungry children in their classroom at least weekly.

7. 36% of NC Food Pantries have been forced to close at some point due to lack of food.

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