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Through our newsletters, social media, speaking engagements, fact sheets and other media, Food For Thought will shine a spotlight on the issue of food insecurity and increase public awareness about the prevalence of hunger and food insecurity. While Chapel Hill-Carrboro may be considered an affluent community, it masks the true picture. Over 15% of adults and 20% of children in Orange County are food insecure, meaning that they are making choices between buying food and meeting other critical needs such as health care, medication, housing, transportation and childcare.
With a stagnant minimum wage providing less than 50% of the actual living wage in North Carolina, it’s not surprising that more than 29% of the 12,000 children in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools (CHCCS) receive free or reduced-price lunch. That’s why in addition to making sure people in our community have enough food, we also have to work toward systemic change – shifts in policies and practices – as a matter of social justice.Join the Fight