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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