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Understanding Hunger

The United States has reached record unemployment rates. Not since the Great Depression has the country seen so many out of work and scraping to get by. Even though the economy is slowly recovering, those in need are finding it more and more difficult everyday to provide much needed provisions for their families.
 
Nearly 1.8 million Georgians are living in poverty according to the latest US Census Bureau American Community Survey. This is up from 1.7 million in 2011, and represents an increase of 150,000 people in poverty. Oftentimes mothers and fathers have to choose between buying food or paying for medical care, childcare or other monthly bills.
 
Hunger is not limited to only certain people. Children and adults of all ages are susceptible to the anxiety and fear of being without food.
 
However, with your help we can effectively fight the scourge of hunger. Through donations of time and food, our volunteers play a vital role in helping reduce the pain of hunger in our state.
 
For more information about Georgia Mountain Food Bank and how you can get involved, contact us at 770-534-4111.