1 in 4 Asheville Area Residents Struggling to Afford Food

Nearly one in every four people in the Asheville metropolitan area is struggling to afford food. That is a disgrace that cannot be tolerated.

The 23.8 percent figure for Buncombe, Henderson, Haywood and Madison counties in 2011 ranked the area as third-worst in the U.S., behind Bakersfield and Fresno in California.

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