In Hilton Head and Bluffton, more than six soup kitchens provide meals to people each week. These soup kitchens are supported by faith communities and organizations such as “Second Helpings”.
In the three Hilton Head public elementary schools, more than 50% of the students qualify for free or reduced price lunch at school.
– Persons in Poverty on Hilton Head Island – 9.3%
Source: 2014 American Community Survey (ACS), 5 year estimate Link to QuickFacts
Eleven percent of Beaufort County’s residents live below the poverty level, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Although the county reported the state’s lowest unemployment rate at 4.5 percent, some people struggle to live in Beaufort County’s crown jewel, Hilton Head Island. Click here to continue reading.