Poverty in North Carolina
Facts and Statistics About Hunger
Knowledge and understanding are powerful tools in the battle to end hunger. The resources here help adults and children better understand the causes of hunger and the challenges to food security.
They also teach about nutrition, food safety and recipes. Our dream is that there would be no hungry people in North Carolina. The better we understand issues that cause hunger, the sooner this dream can become a reality.
The US Census Bureau released new data in September which reveals that poverty is up and household incomes are down in North Carolina for the second straight year. This news comes on the heels of another major data report published the previous month by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) that exposed a disturbing increase in the overall income gap in the United States.
Absent deliberate and swift action to reverse these troubling trends, North Carolina risks the gradual erosion of its middle class, resulting in an overwhelming and potentially insurmountable gulf between the haves and the have-nots.
To learn more about poverty in North Carolina and throughout the nation, please visit Feeding America's website.