When Children Suffer: The Politics of Hunger in Charlotte

Thursday, February 15, 2018
In a gleaming city like Charlotte, which prides itself as the capital of the New South, no child or senior should go hungry. Yet, according to ​​​​​​​Second Harvest Foodbank of Metrolina reports that there are approximately 527,000 people in our 19 county region who live at or below the poverty level. Over 42 percent of the people at risk of hunger in our region are children and seniors – 188,000 children and over 41,000 seniors.

Hunger in Charlotte is the result of a number of factors: 1) many families do not earn a living wage; 2) a lack of affordable housing forces families to choose between rent and food; and 3) some neighborhoods are located in food deserts where access to lower-cost food options are not readily available.

All faith traditions share a common concern for the poor and hungry, so help us kick off 2018 by fighting hunger through education, advocacy, and a call to action!

Panelists include members of Char-Meck Food Policy Council, Second Harvest, Loaves and Fishes, Crop Hunger Walk Charlotte, and The Mecklenburg Boy Scouts of America. Non-perishable donations of food will be collected.
Covenant Presbyterian Church
1000 E. Morehead Street, Charlotte, NC 28204
Start Time
11:45 am
End Time
1:00 pm
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