In our line of work, numbers can be informative and overwhelming at the same time. Personally, the infographics above fall into both categories for me. In each case, they communicate a problem that is too big to ignore. But what do you do if you don’t ignore it? What can I do about an issue as large as childhood hunger in the state of Georgia? Good news: there are things that actually do work, and there are things that you actually can do.
Who do you think is hungry in Georgia? Jon West, our resident stats and facts guru, breaks it down.
Feeding America has released their new numbers for Child Food Insecurity rates across the nation. In Georgia, the rates increased from 27.9% to 28.3%. In the counties we serve, some of the numbers have gone down since the last data collection, but they still hover around 20% of children that are food insecure…or higher. To find your county, check out their map. (Be sure to select between overall and child food insecurity rates.) Where do you live?