Hunger in Western North Carolina
Have you ever wondered where your next meal will come from? Unfortunately, hundreds of our neighbors right here in Jackson County struggle with hunger. Too often they face impossible choices between food or heat, food or rent, food or medications. For some food insecurity is temporary, for others it is a lifelong burden.
Here in Jackson County:
- In 2015 The Community Table served 27,891 meals and distributed 13,298 boxes of groceries, breaking the record for both programs for the 7th year in a row.
- Last year we served an average of 139 meals each day, and we distributed over a quarter of a million pounds of food.
- 1 in 6 adults and 1 in 4 children in WNC are food insecure.
- 27% of children in WNC are food insecure.
- 16.1% or 6,380 people in Jackson County are food insecure.
- 26.1% of children in our county are food insecure. 59% receive free or reduced lunches at school.
The Community Table Annual Report for 2016
Want to know more about the goals and accomplishments of the Table last Year? Check out the 2016 Annual Report.
The Community Table Survey Results 2016
Who is a typical Community Table client? Click here for a recent Demographics Report.