Many of our friends and neighbors face food insecurity, or unpredictable access to enough affordable and healthy food to meet basic needs. According to Feeding America, 17.1 percent of all Rowan County citizens and 26.7 percent of children in the county were food insecure in 2013. More specifically 8,920 children in Rowan County didn't know where their next meal would come from.
We are working to ensure all children in Rowan County get the healthy food they need to succeed by connecting food-insecure kids to our effective backpack program. This work is accomplished through a network of many dedicated, compassionate community members and partners, including school liaisons, partner churches, volunteers, partner organizations, and foundation partners. These individuals work together to connect kids in need to healthy food.