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Healthy Savannah Works To Address Food Insecurity

Food insecurity is described as “the state of being without reliable access to a sufficient amount of affordable, nutritious food.” 

In 2019, one in eight Georgians was considered food insecure. From 2020 to 2021, an estimated one in six children in Georgia was food insecure.

Healthy Savannah is taking a closer look at the issue in the Savannah and Chatham County area, and what can be done to address it. 

“I think the biggest thing is what we call deserts,” said Healthy Savannah’s Armand Turner. “Basically, those are areas that are communities’ neighborhoods that are more than a mile from the grocery store and so what we’re seeing is that a lot of individuals, especially our low-wealth African American population are being forced to, you know, travel extremely far to get good nutritious food.”

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