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students in Buncombe County qualify for free and reduced lunch, and 1 in 4 children do not know where their next meal is coming from.
-- students who don’t graduate high school are 3 times more likely to live in poverty as adults, 6 times more likely to be arrested and live an average of 9 years less than their peers.
calls to 2-1-1 for help with physical and mental healthcare and addictions in Buncombe County last year.
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Yesterday, Governor Roy Cooper ordered all public schools, including our Asheville City Schools and Buncombe County Schools, close for at least two weeks beginning March 16 and also issued an executive order banning gatherings of more than 100 people. We are in unprecedented times, and while officials agree that social distancing is key to fighting the spread of this virus, we also know that closing schools and curtailing public services will put a strain on many in our community, especially those living at or below the poverty line. There are many in our community who are working hard to ensure that all our neighbors are cared for. United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County is committed to being there at every stage of this crisis as it unfolds. Members of our staff team have been instructed to work from home. We have canceled or postponed all scheduled events through the month of April, including Homework Diners, volunteer days and social gatherings. 👉 Please remember—and share with others—that you can dial 2-1-1 24/7 to speak with a specialist who can direct you to any number of health and human service resources in our community - during a crisis like this or at any other time in your life. Read more about efforts underway. Link in profile. 👆 #liveunited #liveunitedabc #asheville #avl #828 #buncombecounty #covid19 #avltoday #avllocal