Monday numbers

Monday numbers

- in Fitzsimon File, Top Story

13—percentage of households in the U.S. that were food insecure on average from 2014-2016. Meaning they were without reliable to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food. (U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service)

41 million—number who live in households that are food insecure (Ibid)

16.5—percentage of households in the U.S. that were food insecure with children (Ibid)

10.5 percentage of households in the U.S. that were food insecure without children (Ibid)

13.4—percentage of households in Tennessee that were food insecure from 2014-2016 (Ibid)

13—percentage of households in South Carolina that were food insecure from 2014-2016 (Ibid)

15.1—percentage of households in North Carolina that were food insecure on average from 2014-2016 (Ibid)

603,904—estimated number of households in North Carolina that were food insecure on from 2014-2016 (Ibid)

160,000—number of different people in NC who receive emergency food assistance in any given week. (Feeding the Carolinas)

81—percentage of NC households receiving food assistance don’t know where their next meal is coming from (Ibid)

36—percentage of food pantries in NC that have had to turn people away for a lack of food to give them (Ibid)

73—percentage of the NC households served by food pantries that have had to choose between paying for food or paying for health care or medicine (Ibid)

75—percentage of households served by food banks have had to choose between buying food and heating their homes (Ibid)

61—percentage of families served by food banks that have been forced to choose between paying for food or paying for housing (Ibid)

22—percentage of client households served by the foodbanks that have a member who has served in the military (Ibid)

6—percentage of client households served by the foodbanks that have a member currently serving (Ibid)

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