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Genesis Food Bank

Genesis Food Bank is a ministry to people in the state of Mississippi and especially the metro of Jackson. Over 40,000 meals were provided outside of Genesis Food Bank in the past month through the distribution of Genesis Food Boxes and Angel Food boxes.

 

In 2002, 34.9 million people lived in households that were food insecure (12.5%), 1.26 million more people than in 2001. This number includes 13.1 million children. About 300,000 more people lived in households where someone was hungry (3.4%) 9.3 million total, and about 567,000 kids lived in homes where children were hungry, 100,000 more than the year before.

The report also takes a closer look at who is likely to be food insecure. Food insecurity rates were double the national average among African-Americans and Hispanics -- 22 percent for African-American and 21.7 percent for Hispanic households. Central cities and rural areas had more households with food insecurity than other areas, at 14.4 percent and 11.6 percent respectively. Six states had food insecurity rates of more than 14 percent of their households -- Utah, Texas, Mississippi, Arkansas, New Mexico and Oklahoma.

Hungry Child
"I was hungry and they gave me something to eat"

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World Hunger Statistics
 
  • Every minute 23 children die of starvation, malnutrition, or preventable diseases.

Kids Can Make A Difference
  • Hold a pot-luck to donate food to the hungry
  • Have a Halloween Ball to donate money for food
  • Sponser a canned food drive
  • Have a fund-raiser
  • Volunteer at the Stew Pot
  • shrink everyone to a smaller size