DID YOU KNOW ?
The news report shows that 1 in 7.5 people, or an estimated 755,400 people, in metro Atlanta and north Georgia turn to food pantries and meal service programs to feed themselves and their families each year. This includes more than 164,000 children and more than 64,000 seniors
16.2% of the people living in Georgia are food insecure. 23.2% of Georgia children live in food insecure households. This is one in every four Georgia children. 17.8% of people living in Georgia are living below the poverty level.
Food insecurity among seniors is a growing concern nationwide. The number of seniors experiencing the threat of hunger increased by 47 percent from 2001 to 2014, according to the State of Senior Hunger in America 2014 report by the National Foundation to End Senior Hunger.