Local Hunger

Ken AshfordHealth Care, Local InterestLeave a Comment

Not for nothing, but North Carolina has the nation's second-highest hunger rate for children under 5 years old, second only to Louisiana (which is still suffering the after-effects of Katrina).  More than 422,000 children in North Carolina are "food insecure" – , i.e., unable to consistently access adequate amounts of nutritious food that is necessary for a healthy life.  That amounts one-in-four of all NC kids under the age of five who are "food insecure".

With an unemployment rate in Forsyth County of 11.6%, you can be sure that many of those hungry children are within miles of where you are (assuming you are a local person reading this).

So, you know, would it kill you to do something?