Second Harvest of South Georgia

Hunger Facts

The More You Know

The Answers to All Your Questions

Hunger is a devastating, pervasive problem which has plagued our area for decades. Hunger strikes the young and the old, the working and the unemployed, college graduates and high school dropouts. The South Georgia statistics regarding food insecurity and hunger are staggering. Food insecurity is defined as lack of consistent access to adequate food due to a lack of money and other resources for a period of time.

1 in 4 Children

in South Georgia live in homes where having enough food is a struggle every day. *

1 in 5 People

in South Georgia don’t know where they will get their next meal. Termed “food insecurity”, this inability to access affordable, nutritious food conveniently is a daily struggle for more than 130,000 citizens in our area.*

Our Service Area

of 26 Counties that Second Harvest of South Georgia serves has the highest rates in the state and among the highest rates in the nation of poverty and food insecurity.**

The Cost of Hunger

Hunger is a health problem, an educational problem, and an economic problem. While most of us will not feel the physical effects of hunger each day, it is suffering for which we all pay. The effects of hunger and lack of adequate nutrition are both immediate and long-lasting, plaguing the body, childhood development, and our regional economy.

Learn How You Can Help

The fight for hunger can be fought with more than just monetary contributions. Here are the multiple ways you can contribute:

Donate Time
Donate Funds
Donate Food
Find Food Near You

Locate our partner agency nearest you through our interactive tool designed to connect you with food assistance in your area.

Give Food or Funds

Support the cause by making financial contributions or donating food to help us sustain and expand our programs.

GA pwr 3
Volunteer with SHSG

Get involved in the fight against hunger by volunteering at the food bank

Scroll to Top