Data Tables

Understand food insecurity in your community. Review the fact sheets for all 100 North Carolina counties using the tables below.

Hunger Data Table

NC Counties Map

The 2012 North Carolina Super Summer Meals Pilot program sought to increase the percentage of eligible children receiving federally funded summer meals by 10 percent in eleven pilot public school districts (known as local education agencies, or LEAs) and by 2 percent for all LEAs statewide. The program exceeded its goals, showing dramatic increases in meal sites established and meals served....

Post date: Jul 18, 2014

Millions of Americans turn to Food Stamps, soup kitchens and other hunger relief services to feed themselves and their families. Contrary to common perception, many of these families are working and yet their incomes are still insufficient to meet their basic needs. According to a recent two-year survey of over 2,000 clients at the largest food pantry in Northeast Iowa, 25 percent of people...

Post date: Dec 2, 2013


The program 'No Kid Hungry North Carolina' aims at increasing participation in school breakfast and summer meals programs.

The website WhyHunger serves as a national hunger clearinghouse: It collects and distributes information about programs that address the immediate and long-term needs of struggling families and individuals.

'Map the Meal Gap' generates two types of community-level data:
1. County-level food insecurity and child food insecurity estimates by income categories and;
2. An estimate of the food budget shortfall that food insecure individuals report they experience.
The data can be explored on an interactive map.