Hunger in Georgia
- 1 in 9 people living in the Atlanta Community Food Bank's service area 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
- 1 in 7 children in the Food Bank's service area live 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.
14% of Georgians are living in poverty (U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2021).
- 1 in 11 senior citizens in Georgia are food insecure (Gundersen, C., Ziliak J., The State of Senior Hunger in America in 2020: An Annual Report).
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.