Hunger in Georgia
- 12% 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 2019/released 2021. 2021 projected numbers are based on estimates for changes in unemployment and poverty rates) See how Georgia compares to other states by viewing the
- One in every six Georgia children - 16% 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 2019/released 2021. 2021 projected numbers are based on estimates for changes in unemployment and poverty rates) 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.
15% of Georgians are living in poverty.(U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey Profile.2011-2015 estimate.)
- 8% - one in every thirteen senior citizens in Georgia - are food insecure (Gundersen, C. , Ziliak J., Hivers J., & Hake M.,The State of Senior Hunger in America 2019).
As of 2018, 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.