HUNGER IN WEST VIRGINIA
1 in 6 struggle with hunger
West Virginia suffers from a food insecurity rate of 15.3%.
Thirty-seven counties are classified as either At-Risk or Distressed. These counties rank in the worst 25% of the nation's counties according to economic status indicators. Poverty is the #1 influence on food security and hunger.
1 in 6 people will visit a food pantry, soup kitchen or other feeding program in 2017. These people may be your neighbors, friends or family members.
Many families struggle to access healthy, nutritious foods. These families live day to day, and often have to make a choice between healthy foods and living expenses.