HUNGER IN WATAUGA
If you were to take a drive around Watauga County you would see gated communities, second homes and a relatively close thriving college campus.
But drive 10 minutes down the road and you'll see a completely different side. A side that needs our help.
Years ago Watauga County was the third poorest county in the state. A statistic that effects much more than our community members pockets.
It effects their food security, prescription medication security and overall, their quality of life.
individuals in watauga county
are food insecure.
1 in 7
individuals in watauga
countyare food insecure.
1 in 4
children do not know where
their next meal will come from
$1=$5 WORTH OF FOOD
YOUR DOLLAR CAN BE STRETCHED X5 THROUGH OUR DISTRIBUTORS!
BUT THROUGH OUR WORK
HUNGER ENDS HERE.
everyone has a chance to thrive
we work closely with community leaders to
Food is medicine. Simple.
With the right tools and information, our clients can begin to live healthier lives helping to shorten the lines not just at local food banks, but also pharmacies.
Food is medicine, simple as that.
That's why we strive to offer the freshest produce available to our clients while helping families and individuals navigate their food boxes through nutritional education from our very own nutrition team.
Investing locally means that everyone in the community wins.
As the leading purchaser from High Country Food Hub, the Hunger and Health Coalition takes great pride in keeping our money local.
The Hunger and Health Coalition is leading the way.
Through partnerships with local agencies such as Appalachian Regional Healthcare System, we are tackling food insecurity right when it appears. That includes your doctor visits!