Hunger In WNC

In Western North Carolina, the natural beauty of the mountains hides a hard reality: hunger continues to be a persistent and chronic problem affecting thousands of families each year. One in six individuals is facing an empty plate, and for children, this statistic climbs even further: one in four children is facing an empty plate.

A Socioeconomic Perfect Storm

Although the majority of people MANNA and the Partner Agency Network serve are working full time jobs, many households are still struggling to be able to afford basic necessities, like food.