The face of hunger is changing in Georgia.
16.2% of Georgians – 1 in 6 Georgians – are food insecure, meaning they don’t always know where they will find their next meal. This is well above the national average of 13%.
23.2% of children in Georgia – 1 in 4 children – live in food insecure households. This is well above the national average of 17.9% This means that more than 700,000 children in Georgia have been hungry without access to the food they need for their physical and mental development.
27% of food insecure households in Georgia have income above 185% of poverty and are likely ineligible for any federal food nutrition programs. These working families are struggling in today’s economy. Despite recovery from recession, unemployment and underemployment continue to drive the demand for food assistance in Georgia.
Hunger in Georgia impacts seniors, children and working families. Learn more at Feeding America’s Map the Meal Gap site, with new data released in April 2017 (2015 data).
You can help. Donate time, food and funds to the regional food bank serving your county.