23% of Shelby County’s population faces hunger issues

June was Hunger Awareness Month and leaders from several Shelby County towns and area agencies serving under-served populations used the opportunity to remind the public that going hungry is a very real issue in Shelby County.

Sherry Harding, director of Shelby County Outreach Ministries, said the entity has been serving residents of the county for 22 years with a mission of feeding the hungry and assisting the poor.

“Statistics show that 23.1 percent of people in Shelby County struggle with food insecurity,” she said. “This means that individuals and families do not have enough food.”
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