LET’S HELP THESE CHALLENGES
With so much talk about challenges surrounding issues of economic mobility and food insecurity, this is a tangible solution to a serious problem we face in our East Charlotte neighborhoods. The facts are unconscionable:
of Mecklenburg County residents live in poverty (according to Census) with greater percentages in the East Charlotte Service area.
22% of children
in Mecklenburg County live in food insecure homes (Southeastern University Consortium on Hunger, Poverty and Nutrition).
According the National Council on Aging (NCOA)
in the U.S., more than 4.8 million adults over 60 rely on SNAP to stay healthy and make ends meet. On average, they receive $108 per month to help put food on the table.
“Eating fresh, local food should not be a privilege that comes with social standing. It’s a human right that has measurable health and economic benefits.”
-Erin Barbee, Former Aldersgate Director of Mission Advancement
Ways To Help