ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture teamed up with the SOWEGA Council on Aging to combat food insecurity.
South West Georgia is 4th in the country for those that struggle with food insecurity.
People with food insecurity may not know where their next meal is coming from, and many seniors end up choosing between medication or bills and a meal.
Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden helped prepare meals for seniors at the SOWEGA Council on Aging's enrichment center.
The center feeds about 200 seniors.
"They scrimp on the food which means their health fails quicker," said Harden. "The senior citizens that have given so much to all of us and our communities, I think we need to make sure we are giving back to them."
Harden also met with community leaders at Albany State University to discuss solutions regarding poverty and food insecurities for adults, veterans and children in Southwest Georgia.