Alleghany County residents impacted by food insecurity

veggiesoup_550pxAlleghany County residents are feeling the effects of the downturn in the economy.  For these residents, knowing where their next meal will come free or even when they might eat again is a difficult reality.  Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina works with community groups in Alleghany County to help address this problem, known as food insecurity.  Food & Nutrition Services, formerly known as the Food Stamp Program, also serves to alleviate food insecurity.  However, in Alleghany County, only 44% of persons eligible for Food & Nutrition Services are enrolled.  Participation among seniors is even lower, 27%.  To read the full article in The Alleghany News, click here.