ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Throughout the years, Second Harvest Food Bank has continued to combat food insecurity across South Georgia.
Last year, we were still ranked seventh in the nation for food insecurity.
Out of the millions the food bank serves every year, they said it’s still not enough without the community’s help.
Eliza McCall, the Second Harvest spokesperson, said seven counties in Southwest Georgia are among the top four percent in the country for food insecurity.
She said Dougherty ranks number 36 among 3,300 counties.
“Normally, being in the top is a good thing. This is not the distinction that Southwest Georgia wants, but we are number seven in the nation for food insecurity and we are number 10 in the nation for child food insecurity. These are not good rankings," said McCall.
McCall urges the public to donate money, food or time to your local food bank. She said you can also use your voice to advocate for hunger related issues in both Atlanta and Washington D.C.