CU, United Way studying hunger in Pickens County

Are people going hungry in Pickens County? Based on requests for United Way funding, calls from neighbors in need and anecdotal stories about hungry children, we would conclude, yes, hunger or “food insecurity” is an important issue in Pickens County. How do we really know?

In July 2018, Clemson University named Dr. Leslie Hossfeld as dean of the College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences. Her field of expertise? Food insecurity! As a new resident of the Upstate, Dr. Hossfeld also wanted to understand the needs of her community.

It was only logical that Clemson University and United Way of Pickens County would join forces to conduct an extensive community-wide food insecurity study in Pickens County. Under the leadership of Dr. Catherine Mobley, a leading professor in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice, a

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