Rockbridge Food Insecurity

Yesterday, Jasmine Touton with CKP posted about Feeding America’s Map the Meal Gap Tool.  I decided to check it out and this is what I found for Rockbridge County:

43% of the population in Rockbridge County in below the SNAP Threshold of 130% of the Poverty Line.  At CKWL we know that the rates are not disbursed evenly throughout the county, we’ve examined them for our Weekend Backpack Program.

According to the Feeding America tool, there are 2,540 food insecure people in our community.  Each week CKWL is helping to make a dent in that number, by serving over 600 meals and passing along hundreds of pounds of food to local pantries.

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