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Hunger is a Health Problem

Did you know that roughly 25% of children in Georgia are living in households that are "food insecure"? That means that one in four children in this state don't know where their next meal will come from. That is more than half a million children. This can have major long-term affects on kids. According to the Georgia Food Bank Association, children who are food insecure are more likely to be held back in elementary school, more likely to be sick or hospitalized, and more likely to have growth and development issues. The GFBA has stated that 66% of food bank recipients have had to choose between purchasing food or medical care. We all need to get involved. Donate to your local food bank, or volunteer your time. Our children are priceless and deserve the opportunity to grow and thrive!

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