Governor Announces $5M In Grants To Combat Food Insecurity During Pandemic

Governor Announces $5M In Grants To Combat Food Insecurity During Pandemic

11:08am Nov 18, 2020
AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster

North Carolina communities hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic will have access to $5 million in grants to help address food insecurity needs. 

Governor Roy Cooper’s office has announced a partnership between The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities and Livingstone College, a Historically Black College based in Salisbury. The organizations will collaborate on community-based programs to provide resources to vulnerable populations impacted by the pandemic.  

According to a news release, almost half of North Carolina households reported only somewhat or no confidence they can afford food for the next four weeks. 

Organizations creating initiatives to provide meals and distribute food to vulnerable communities include Livingstone College, A.M.E. Zion Church, the General Baptist State Convention, and the Conservation Fund’s Resourceful Communities program.

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