Changing Face of Hunger
FROM HUNGER IN AMERICA 2010 (HUNGER IN AMERICA 2014 JUST COMPLETED - RESULTS WILL BE PUBLISHED AS THEY BECOME AVAILABLE)
In Northeast Tennessee 31.4% of the adult clients visiting emergency food programs are men, while 68.6% are women. Among adults at emergency providers in the eight-county region, 99.5% are U.S. citizens, 46.7% are high school graduates, and 13.1% are currently working. 12.4% of households seeking aid have at least one member age 65 years old or older. 24.9% of clients at all program sites are in poor health and 42.5% of client households have one or more members in poor health. 57.8% have unpaid medical bills. 17.8% have no health insurance.