Recently, the UNC School of Government reported more than 33 percent of children in Rutherford County do not know where they will get their next meal. Statistics show many of the students are in school. According to the latest statistics from the UNC School of Government in Chapel Hill, 33.7 percent of the county's children live in food insecure homes (FIH). It is the third highest in the state behind Scotland and Robeson counties both reporting 34 percent.
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