The Faces of Hunger project is a year-long reporting initiative from Carolina Public Press focusing on issues of food insecurity in Western North Carolina, including its impact, root causes and potential solutions. In addition to sharing the stories and experiences of people most impacted by hunger in the region, this in-depth project will include reporting on the issues and systems impacting hunger. Carolina Public Press will also offer opportunities for community dialogue and resource sharing.
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Photo above: Amara Touzel, 5, eats with the rest of the Touzel family as they attend a Thursday dinner at The Giving Spoon in Bryson City in May. Matt Rose / Carolina Public Press
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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 with CPP, 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, recorded on June 4, 2019, in Asheville, NC.
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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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Carolina Public Press created and is producing the Faces of Hunger project, which currently focuses on Western North Carolina. Contact us if you’re interested in expanding this project to your community.
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. We are grateful for their generosity.
We also interviewed leaders in the region whose work focuses 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.
You can help if you’d like to support this type of reporting, which goes behind the headlines to explore the overlooked and under-reported issues facing our state. Now is the time to ensure in-depth and investigative reporting like this thrives in North Carolina. Support the nonpartisan, nonprofit news organization Carolina Public Press today. Every single dollar makes a difference. Thank you!