food insecurity

Feeding the body as well as the soul in Mobile during the COVID outbreak

Apr 24, 2020
APR's Lynn Oldshue

An Alabama Public Radio news feature, which is part of APR effort to address the "news desert" along the state's Gulf coast. APR recruited and trained veteran print journalists in Mobile and Baldwin counties to join our news team to do radio stories from along the Gulf coast.

Alabama Ranked Third Hungriest State in U.S.

Nov 21, 2017

As many of us plan our elaborate Thanksgiving meals this week, it’s important to remember that there are also many of us who don’t know where their next meal is coming from.

Kairos Center

New poverty statistics paint a sobering picture for the state of Alabama.

The nonprofit organization Alabama Possible recently released their 2016 State Poverty Data Sheet. It reveals more than 900 thousand Alabamians currently live in poverty. Though it’s an issue across the state, conditions are especially grim in Alabama’s Black Belt. In Perry County, for example, nearly half the county’s residents live below the poverty line.