Recent data analysis from Feeding America is helping to shine a light on how racial disparity has an impact of a household’s food security. In the 16 counties MANNA serves, our minority populations experience more challenges that create a higher risk of a household being food insecure. For example, median income for Black families in WNC is almost 25% lower than that of the region’s average as a whole, and Black WNC residents are 13% more likely to deal with a medical disability. These two factors alone have tremendous impact on a household’s ability to afford the groceries they need.
We are proud to partner with nonprofit agencies who are dedicated to serving our Black WNC communities, who are more likely to face a grocery shortage throughout the year. These partners are helping ensure that our Black neighbors facing food insecurity have access to the food they need to live and thrive.
Please join us in saying THANK YOU to these incredible food security partners: Pigeon Community Multicultural Development Center and Buncombe County Community Engagement Markets at ABCCM Hominy Valley, Aston Park Towers, Bartlett Arms Apartments, Big Ivy, Deaverview Community Center, Enka High School, Erwin Middle School, Isaac Dickson, Pisgah View Apartments, Shiloh and Sycamore Temple.