Hunger in Georgia
- 14.6% of the people living in the Atlanta Community Food Bank's service area in greater Atlanta and north Georgia are food insecure, meaning that they don't always know where they will find their next meal. (Feeding America “Map the Meal Gap” Study. Data collected in 2015/released 2017) See how Georgia compares to other states by viewing the
- More than one in every four Georgia children - 23.2% of our children - lives in a food insecure household. The USDA defines food insecurity as the lack of access to adequate food resulting from the lack of money and other resources. (Feeding America “Map the Meal Gap: Child Food Insecurity study data collected in 2014/released 2016) See how Georgia children compare to children in other states by viewing the interactive map. Be sure to choose the "Child" option in the Demographic box.
18.4% of Georgians are living in poverty.(U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey Profile.2011-2015 estimate.)
- 10.6% - more than one in every ten senior citizens in Georgia - are living in poverty. (U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey Profile. 2011-2015 estimate.)
As of 2017, Georgia remains one of only 2 states with minimum wage rates under the federal rate. Georgia’s minimum wage is $5.15/hour. http://www.dol.gov/whd/minwage/america.htm. (U.S. Dept. of Labor, Employment Standards Admin. 2017)
Please let your network of friends, family, neighbors and business associates know they can learn more about how to get involved in local hunger-relief efforts by visiting www.acfb.org.