“Hunger in America Study 2014.” ACFB RSS. Atlanta Community Food Bank, n.d. Web. 25 Mar. 2016. <http://acfb.org/facts-stats>.
This article by the Atlanta Community Food Bank has many statistics from 2014 about families that rely on the food bank temporarily or for many years. According to the article, every year 1 in 7.5 people around Atlanta and north Georgia rely on food pantries and meal service programs to feed themselves and their families. Additionally, more than half of the households relying on this food bank make less than $1000 dollars a month.
Additionally, they mention that those surveyed confess that they have had to chose to eat inexpensive, unhealthy foods because that is the only thing that they can afford. Many people do not support government programs like this because they think that the people relying on them use it as a crutch. They say that now they are getting free or discounted food, they can stop looking for a job and can rely on the government for sustenance. However this article addresses this thinking by including the statistic that 59% of the families served by the ACFB have been employed in the past year.
This article can be an important point in my analyzation by having the facts at my fingertips.