HUNGER is not the same thing as FOOD INSECURITY.
HUNGER: The physical sensation or feelings of hunger
FOOD INSECURITY: The lack of consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life
Food Security for America (FSA) operates programs in Georgia and expands by training non-profit and faith-based organizations across the country to start and manage their own Food Security Groups. This program equips people and families in need of healthy food and community for better lifestyles.
We are not a food pantry. We are an organization whose goal is to enable individuals and families to reach their fullest potential by fostering fellowship, community, and good health.
We believe that in order for people to move from poverty, they need long-term food security, increased financial wellbeing, and social support. People involved in a Food Security Group are expected to pay a nominal fee, participate in unloading the food truck, help split up and distribute food among group members, and most importantly, participate in fellowship and community with other group members.
Our philosophy is rooted in the Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) model out of Northwestern University’s Urban Research Center, specifically the work of Kretzmann and McKnight. Food Security for America believes in focusing on our members’ gifts, talents, capacities and creativity, not their deficits. Thus the members, and staff hired from within the community, run the Food Security Groups themselves, largely without outside volunteers.
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Food For A Month
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Food For A Year
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Food Security Group