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Food Insecurity Deepens In The Chattanooga Area And Beyond

A food box at the Foxwood Food Center at the Chattanooga Area Food Bank.
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A food box at the Foxwood Food Center at the Chattanooga Area Food Bank.

In this corner of the Southeast, the crisis of food insecurity has gotten worse.

The Chattanooga Area Food Bank, which serves 20 counties in Southeast Tennessee and Northwest Georgia, estimates 40,000 more residents - including 12,000 more children - have struggled with greater food insecurity in the past year.

They are among the 170,000 people in this region who don’t know where their next meal will come from.

Summer Simmons is chief development officer at the Chattanooga Area Food Bank.


From the Chattanooga Area Food Bank:

  • If you live in Chattanooga and Hamilton County and you need food now, dial 211 or text your zip code to 898-211 to request a voucher for an emergency food box.
  • To find a food pantry - or a mobile pantry - near you, or sign up for SNAP benefits to buy food, visit the Food Bank online at chattfoodbank.org.
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