Map the Meal Gap report issued by Feeding America highlighted what we at the
Montgomery Area Food Bank have been witnessing over the past several years-
more families than ever are in need of assistance. 1 in 5 Alabamians struggle to put food on the
table, this includes seniors and children.
In fact, 1
out of 4 kids in Alabama is at risk – the next generation is growing up skipping
meals and going hungry. We know from a variety of studies that childhood hunger
affects their ability to learn, can stunt their physical and emotional
development and impact their employability as adults. This is not a right now
problem, this is a long-term issue that will take time to solve.
Montgomery Area Food Bank and our Partner Agencies are working hard to ensure
that individuals in need are not just receiving a hand out – what we provide is
a hand up.
But we can't
do this alone.
As a community, we have to dedicate ourselves to finding real solutions to poverty, particularly the ingrained multigenerational poverty that is so pervasive across Alabama. Things can only change when you decide to stand up and make a difference.
Development and Marketing Coordinator
Montgomery Area Food Bank
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