CCJ Reports

Macon Food Story, Chapter 1: What is the definition of poverty?


From the culture of southern food, to food access and the health of the region, we're exploring the food habits of the South hoping to answer the question: What does the food...

September 7, 2018 0 comments

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


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...

September 7, 2018 0 comments

Macon Food Story, Chapter 3: Trinity UMC food pantry


Dozens of local churches serve as avenues for the Middle Georgia Food Bank to get food donations to people who need it. The food pantry opens at Trinity United Methodist...

September 7, 2018 0 comments

Macon Food Story, Chapter 4: Tonya Wright

September 7, 2018

What’s in a Name? Soul food vs. Southern food

Aliyah Dorsey, CCJ Student Journalist

When someone thinks of the South, food is often what comes to mind. Mac and cheese, collard greens, green beans and fried chicken are all hallmarks of what is popularly know...

January 24, 2019 0 comments

“They tried to kill us, we survived, let’s eat.” Exploring the Macon Jewish identity through food

Emily Rose Thorne

When Rabbi Aaron Sataloff moved to Macon from Los Angeles last year, he had to adjust from the vibrant Jewish community he knew to the Southeast, where Jews comprise a tiny minority. To stay co...

January 24, 2019 0 comments

Children across Macon are food insecure. One organization is keeping them fed

Yasmeen Hill, CCJ Student Journalist

Pencils, paper, notebooks and homework are all things that can be found in child’s backpack, but in recent years the Backpack Ministry has turned this grade school essential into a solution t...

January 24, 2019 0 comments

Being vegan in the south

January 24, 2019

Over one million Georgia residents are hungry. Deer hunters are trying to fix that

November 5, 2018

Breaking down the news

November 2, 2018

Macon Food Story