The face of hunger is changing in Georgia

20% of Georgians – nearly 1 in 5 Georgians – are food insecure (struggling with hunger), well above the national average.

28.8% of children in Georgia  - 1 in 4 children – live in food insecure households.  This means that more than 700,000 children in Georgia have been hungry without access to food in one of the the wealthiest nations in the world.

39% of food insecure children in Georgia live in households above 185% of poverty and likely ineligible for any federal food nutrition programs.  These are the children of working families.  The term “working poor” is a reality in today’s economy.

Unemployment and underemployment are driving the increase in demand for food in Georgia, with 27% of people served by partner agencies reporting they are seeking help for the first time in their lives.

Seniors with special dietary needs and larger households due to the economic distress of family members are increasingly turning to food pantries for help.

Hunger in Georgia is not limited to the homeless and unemployed.  Working families are struggling as well.  You can help.

Learn more at Feeding America’s Map the Meal Gap site.

Donate time, food and funds to the regional food bank serving your county.