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The people, the issues and the potential solutions
Lisa Russell, of Living Waters Food Pantry in Swain County, discusses the needs in her community with Emily Weaver, contributing reporter with Carolina Public Press.
Stephanie Carson, Carolina Public Press news and community partnership manager, talks with Amanda Jones, child nutrition supervisor with Henderson County Public Schools (left), and Audra Morrow, director of community supports with Children First CIS of Buncombe County (right), during a Facebook live chat in June, 2019.
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Break the Hunger: A closer look at food insecurity in the mountains
Brevard, NC — MANNA’s food pantry is on the move, passing out food in mountain communities without access until now. The mobile markets and MANNA’s Express will be a focus for MANNA FoodBank over the summer months. READ MORE
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FACES OF HUNGER MADE POSSIBLE BY
Carolina Public Press created and is producing the Faces of Hunger project. Contact us if you’re interested in expanding this project to your community or holding community events and dialogues about this reporting and issue.
In-depth reporting like this is time consuming and expensive. This Carolina Public Press project was ultimately made possible by the financial support of individuals and foundations who believe in CPP’s work to provide independent, in-depth and investigative reporting in North Carolina. Specific project support was provided by The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina and the Facebook Journalism Project. We are grateful for their generosity.
We also interviewed leaders whose work focused on food insecurity as we developed this project. Most notably, members of MANNA FoodBank’s leadership team provided information and data as we vetted this project idea. We appreciate their early input.
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