Facts About Hunger and Food Insecurity 

Food Insecurity: People are considered food insecure if they do not have access to sufficient, safe, nutritious food to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle at all times. 


  • The poverty line in the USA for a family of 4 is $23,850 (2014).

  • The median household income in Alamance County is $44,155 (2008-2012). 

  • 17.3% of the residents in Alamance County live below the poverty line (2008-2012).

  • 18% of the residents in Alamance County are food insecure (2013).

  • The est. population for Alamance County (2013) is 153,378. That means 26,700 residents live below the poverty line and 27,600 are food insecure.

Facts About Children: 


  • 22.9% of the population in Alamance County is under the age of 18 (2013).

  • Children are eligible for federal nutrition programs when household incomes are below 185% of the poverty line.

  • 55.6% of the children in Alamance County are eligible for the Free/Reduced Lunch program in our public schools (2011).

  • 27.4% of the children in Alamance County (9,690 children) are food insecure (2013).

  • 28% of the children in Alamance County who are food insecure are ineligible for federal nutrition programs.

Useful links


  • Feeding America (feedingamerica.org)

  • US Census (quickfacts.census.gov)

  • State of the County Health Report 2013 (alamance-nc.com)

  • 2014 Poverty Guidelines (aspe.hhs.gov)

  • Hunger Research (hunger-research.sog.unc.edu)


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