DUNWOODY, Ga. — Before the COVID-19 pandemic, 1 in 6 Georgia children were food insecure, according to Feeding America, a national organization that tracks childhood hunger.
Children experiencing food insecurity are lacking basic nutrition and are not sure where their next meal will come from. They are often receiving two meals a day from their schools, but on the weekends, food can be harder to come by.
Ronald and Samra Robbins launched Backpack Buddies in 2011 to help eliminate the issue. While they were serving as board members at their synagogue in Savannah, they learned about rampant food insecurity among children in their area.
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