A critical component to a healthy life is nutrition. Unfortunately, food insecurity is an obstacle that threatens that critical foundation. According to feedingamerica.org, more than one out of six people in America lives in a household with food insecurity, which means they do not always know where they will find their next meal. Food insecurity affects a disproportionate number of older Americans and children. According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), 16.7 million children under 18 in the United States live in this condition. The elderly are also affected. In 2009, nearly 4 million people over the age of 60 lived in food insecure households – unable to consistently access nutritious and adequate amounts of food necessary for a healthy life. Food insecurity is also common among the working poor, debunking the myth that a person must be living on the street to be hungry. According to the 2010 Census, 21 million people live in working poor families.
Concerted Services, Inc. addresses food insecurity in the communities we serve by providing food to families and individuals who are in need. Support for our food pantries is provided through United Way, churches, civic organizations, private businesses, local governments, and individuals.
CSI houses food pantries in the counties listed below. In other counties, we provide referrals to the local partner organization that provides the service in that community.
Concerted Services Operated Food Pantries
Clinch County – 427 W. Dame Ave., Suite A, Homerville, Ga. 31634 t: 912.487.2445
Coffee County – 1115 W. Baker Hwy., Douglas, Ga. 31533 t: 912.384.3700
Long County – 15 Thornton Dr., Ludowici, Ga. 31316 t: 912-545-2435
Ware County – 960-C, City Blvd. Waycross, Ga. 31501 t: 912.283.8634