Georgia, Augusta rank high in food hardship
One in five adults and one in four children do not get enough nutritious food in Richmond County. A recent report finds Georgia ninth among states with the worst food hardship rates, and Augusta-Richmond County number 11 in metropolitan areas. Read the full article: Augusta Chronicle Read more
Teen with mitochondrial disease raises funds for elevator at church
There was hardly a dry eye among the crowd gathered Friday at Porterfield United Methodist Church on Dawson Road to honor Curt Poer, 13, a boy who refuses to let a rare form of mitochondrial disease, which has confined him to a wheelchair for nine years, dictate the terms... Read more
Waiting list for Meals on Wheels deliveries in Macon area
About 75 percent of Meals on Wheels’ clients suffer from food insecurity, which means they lack access to affordable, healthy food. According to the hunger advocacy organization Feeding America, over 1.5 million people struggle with hunger statewide. That’s about one in seven Georgia residents. Read the full article: Macon Telegraph Read more
Gun-safety advocates meet quietly in Atlanta
More than 1,000 gun-safety advocates met in Atlanta over the weekend. Organizers for Moms Demand Action had two big priorities for this annual volunteer conference: safety and efficiency. That meant keeping the name of the downtown hotel out of news reports and social media. Read the full article: WABE Read more
Savannah a model for cities to go smoke-free
The experience of Savannah’s bars and restaurants, smoke-free since 2011, is making it easier for other cities around Georgia to clear their indoor air, too, Kenneth Ray of the Georgia Department of Public Health told local public health workers and advocates. Read the full article: Savannah Morning News Read more

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