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February 8, 2014

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Hunger Walk/Run Prizes

Walk for Hunger...and Win a Prize!

Hunger Walk/Run is celebrating 30 years of our community coming together to fight hunger. We want to say THANK YOU to our participants and inspire you to help make our 30th year the most impactful yet! Register today to get “in the running” for one of 3 amazing prizes! They'll challenge you to get involved, spread the word, and raise funds for local hunger relief. Register today!

Food Stamps and Drug Testing

Georgia Rep. Greg Morris recently introduced legislation that would require drug testing before receiving SNAP/food stamp benefits. The reality is that bills of this type ultimately end up preventing our most vulnerable neighbors from accessing the help they need. Read more of our response on the ACFB blog.

Food Stamps Family

Hunger Fact

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More than one in every ten senior citizens in Georgia is living in poverty.

Farm Bill Passes

For three years, food banks have fought to protect hunger-relief programs as the U.S. House and Senate debated the Farm Bill. The new bill has finally passed. While it includes more than $8.5 billion in cuts to SNAP, that outcome is much better than the $40 billion originally proposed by the House. It also increases funding to TEFAP, the program that provides emergency food to food banks. Thank you to everyone who made calls, wrote letters and sent emails. Your voice has truly made a difference for millions of Americans who face hunger.





Youth Summit Action Shot

Youth Summit Applications Are Here!

We are excited to announce the return of the Youth Summit on Hunger and Poverty. This year, we will have two 5-day sessions for rising 9th-12th graders. The first session will run from June 9-13 and the second session from July 7-11. Students who participate in the Youth Summit will gain valuable knowledge about hunger and poverty, volunteer in the community, and make new friends with a diverse group of students. Applications can be found on our website and must be submitted by April 18.

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