In our 20-county service area of Southeast Tennessee and Northwest Georgia, up to 1 in 5 people overall and more than 1 in 4 children could face hunger due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We initially experienced a 30% increase in the need for our services. We are now shifting our focus to prepare for providing long-term assistance to thousands of people affected by the pandemic’s economic impact for months or years to come.
A movement led by the Chattanooga Area Food Bank, Operation Feed Our Neighbors will address this critical need, but only with the support of the community through gifts of financial donations and volunteer time. $1 helps provide 4 meals and of every dollar donated, 95 cents goes straight to food and programs.
The COVID-19 pandemic is changing the way we live. We all feel more vulnerable than ever as we see how intertwined our society is. As we support each other by practicing safe health habits please support the Chattanooga Area Food Bank in helping the children, families and seniors who most need it during this time.