Roderick Gladney (right), founder and chairman of Carolina Cupboard, an organization that provides free food to the UNC campus community, helps recruit new members in the Pit in October 2014. DTH file photo by Johanna Ferebee.

Rising numbers of college students experiencing basic needs insecurity

With the high prices of college tuition, a growing number of students are experiencing food and housing insecurity in both community colleges and four-year institutions.


Local food and agriculture

Orange County is home to many local food vendors. Farmers' markets showcase local agriculture frequently in Chapel Hill and Carrboro. The Chapel Hill-Carrboro area is also involved in crafting local beer.

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Chapel Hill resident Richard Crump competes in the 2017 DSI Watermelon Eating Contest. 

Chapel Hill holds watermelon eating contest

Richard Crump slogged through watermelon guts to find glory as the winner of this year's DSI Watermelon Eating Contest, held in Kenan Memorial Stadium as a part of the The Town of Chapel Hill’s Fourth of July Celebration.


The campus organization, Q for the Kids, put on a fundraiser to raise funds for the “No Kid Hungry” project which is striving to alleviate hunger across North Carolina.

Eats 101 continues barbecue event to fight food insecurity

One in four kids face food insecurity in North Carolina, according to No Kid Hungry North Carolina. To educate and help solve this issue, the Eats 101 class, an honors seminar in food and culture, joined forces with No Kid Hungry North Carolina to raise money and awareness of this issue with their event, Q for the Kids, on Thursday.