CCJ Reports

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

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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, 2018Comments Off on Macon Food Story, Chapter 1: What is the definition of poverty?

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...

September 7, 2018Comments Off on Macon Food Story, Chapter 2: What is a food bank?

Macon Food Story, Chapter 3: Trinity UMC food pantry

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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, 2018Comments Off on Macon Food Story, Chapter 3: Trinity UMC food pantry

Macon Food Story, Chapter 4: Tonya Wright

September 7, 2018

An after school program that ties life lessons together for black boys

Sonya Green, Engagement Reporter/Coordinator

Some young black boys at Southwest High School have new skills that can use this summer to help them make healthy food options. Sonya Green has more on this afterschool program...

June 13, 2019Comments Off on An after school program that ties life lessons together for black boys

Improving food access & health outcomes in Macon

Sonya Green, Engagement Reporter/Coordinator

A panel of experts meeting with community members and others about food access Thursday told those gathered at east Macon’s Rosa Jackson Community Center that transportation...

May 14, 2019Comments Off on Improving food access & health outcomes in Macon

It’s complicated. The relationship between food service workers and their customers

Sonya Green, Engagement Reporter/Coordinator

Student journalists at Mercer University are conducting an experiment that you are invited to join. As part  On the Table: Talking about Dining and Working in Middle Georgia...

March 27, 2019Comments Off on It’s complicated. The relationship between food service workers and their customers

Which restaurant will win the Munch Madness competition? You decide.

March 14, 2019

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

January 24, 2019

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

January 24, 2019

Macon Food Story