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The Front Lines Of Food Insecurity In Chattanooga And Beyond

Potatoes gathered from the Food Bank’s harvest this summer.
Chattanooga Area Food Bank

In the past year-and-a-half, food insecurity has risen sharply across Tennessee and elsewhere - especially for children.



The upcoming increase in Federal SNAP benefits will help families in need as jobless benefits expire and the Delta variant of COVID-19 affects the economy - but as Hunger Action Awareness Month begins across the country, what is the current and likely future impact of food insecurity here in Chattanooga and the Tennessee Valley?

Melissa Blevins is the president and CEO of the Chattanooga Area Food Bank.




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