Author: Karrigan Monk, Carolina Public Press

Elderly Face High Rates of Food Insecurity in N.C. Mountain Counties

Insufficient benefits and soaring medical expenses intensify food insecurity for seniors in Yancey, Mitchell and Avery counties. An elderly Mitchell County woman survived only because maggots in her leg were eating the dead flesh and preventing infection. At the time, she was living in a run-down home with no electricity […]

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Isolation Creates Challenge for Battle Against Food Insecurity

Nonprofit groups seek creative solutions to hunger despite obstacles of geography and infrastructure in Mitchell, Yancey and Avery counties. Spruce Pine, a small town in Mitchell County, is among many rural communities in the mountains of North Carolina that face food insecurity and hunger, driven by isolation. Allen and Amy […]

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