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Macon Food Story, Chapter 2: What is a food bank?

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Macon Food Story, Chapter 2: What is a food bank?

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For nearly 25 percent of Central Georgia’s population, finding enough food is a challenge.

That’s why food banks – like the Middle Georgia Community Food Bank in east Macon – step in to fill the gaps.

They serve 24 counties from Jasper to Telfair through the support of over 190 partner agencies, or food pantries.

“Food insecure means you don’t always know where your next meal will come from,” said director of development, Lisa Franklin.

At the food bank, they pack boxes for the Central Georgia families in need.

The need in Central Georgia is great because poverty levels and food insecurity numbers are well over the state and national average.

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