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Report: Thousands Of Children Projected To Go Hungry In Georgia Due To Pandemic

Hundreds of thousands of Georgians are forecasted to face food insecurity because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Hundreds of thousands of Georgians are forecasted to face food insecurity because of the coronavirus pandemic.
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COVID-19 will leave more than a half-million more Georgians in a state of food insecurity.

Kyle Waide, Atlanta Community Food Bank
Kyle Waide, Atlanta Community Food Bank (Photo credit: Atlanta Community Food Bank)

That’s according to a recent supplemental report from the hunger-relief organization, “Feeding America.

The report’s prediction is that half of those will be children.

All of this is on top of the more than 1.3 million Georgians who are already without access to enough nutritious food to live a healthy life.

That half-million figure is a prediction.

But when WABE’s host of “All Things Considered” Jim Burress spoke with the head of the Atlanta Community Food Bank earlier this afternoon, Kyle Waide said recent demands affirm those predictions.