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With Holidays Approaching, Charities Say Atlanta’s Food Insecurity Problem Is Getting Worse

Cleveland Brownlee estimates he’s lost 20 pounds over the last year or so—and not by choice. The 72-year-old retired security guard from Atlanta’s Pittsburgh neighborhood was one of many new faces at the Rosel Fann Recreation Center mobile food pantry on Oct. 27. Brownlee and many others at the giveaway said the cost of groceries […]

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This Free Grocery Store is Trying to Address Atlanta’s Food Access Problems

Bankhead resident Jeff Jackson says accessing fresh groceries in his neighborhood has become more difficult over the years. Jackson recalls multiple grocery stores closing in the past decade. It’s why the Grocery Spot, the free grocery store where he volunteers and gets fresh produce, is needed in his community.  “It’s kind of hard since grocery […]