Hunger is present in the midst of plenty: 

Despite being the 8th largest agricultural producer in the country, North Carolina is the 9th most hungry state. 

1 in 4 children, 1 in 5 adults

in NC suffer from hunger or food insecurity

(Feeding America, NC Food Banks)

food insecure (adj.) - lacking access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food

When quantity is favored over quality, health suffers. 

1 in 3 adults

in NC is overweight or obese

(The State of Obesity)

2/3 of deaths

in NC are preventable due to diet and lifestyle

(Nat. Center for Biotechnology Information)