A coastal-area food bank is raising money to replace its freezer. America's Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia lost its freezer when the roof collapsed during a Labor Day weekend storm. The expense comes at a hard time for the food bank and the needy clients it serves.
Georgia is one of the states with the highest number of people who go hungry. That’s according to new federal statistics. Many of the families affected skip meals or don’t have enough food for all members of the household.
Nearly 20 percent of Georgians don’t know where their next meal is coming from, according to Feeding America. And while demand is increasing at food banks across the state, this is the time of year when donations drop. Now Facebook users can help.
Food banks across Georgia met Tuesday to discuss holiday giving. They are seeing demand for canned goods and meals go up as the holidays approach. Officials say food drives often leave the pantries without a variety of items to offer.
Business leaders, academics, non-profits, community groups and others are meeting in northeast Georgia this week for the Third Annual GeorgiaForward forum. The goal of the two-day event, which starts Wednesday, is to collaborate on improving the state's future.