The U.S. Department of Agriculture defines food insecurity as “a lack of consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life.” In Georgia, more than one in five children (21 percent) live in food insecure households; the national average is 18 percent. About one in seven Georgians (15.1 percent) don’t always know where they will find their next meal; the national average is 13 percent.
Note: This story was originally published by SaportaReport on October 1st, before Hurricane Michael formed.
This June, thousands of people marched in support of immigrant families in Atlanta, while advocates gathered for simultaneous rallies across the state in Athens, Augusta, Brunswick, Dalton, Lawrenceville, Lumpkin, Savannah, and Valdosta. Family separation at the U.S. southern border is only one part of a host of recent changes to immigration policy. As the national spotlight turns to immigration, Georgia Asylum and Immigration Network (GAIN) wants you to understand the impact here in Georgia and what you can do to help.