The Community FEaST (Food Engagement and Story Telling) held Oct. 3 is an example of Appalachian's engagement around the issue of food insecurity. Photo by Dr. Jeff Ramsdell.

North Carolina has a higher-than-average food insecurity rate — 16 percent, ranking it eighth among the United States for the number of people who lack access to enough food for an active, healthy life.

In comparison, a total of 13 percent of Americans were considered food insecure between 2013-15, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service. 

When the Appalachian Community explores a social problem like this, it doesn’t “just talk.”

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Originally published November 1, 2017. Written by Mary Giunca.


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