TechRadars coverage of the fight to open grocery stores in Georgia:Gonzalez and her husband are the latest people to lose their grocery business after a failed attempt to open their local store.
In the last week, a Georgia grocery store owner lost a federal court battle to have her local food pantry closed, as well as a Georgia court ruled that the state’s new food stamp program is unconstitutional.
The last-minute appeal of those decisions will likely take years, and a decision is expected this summer.
Gonzalesos lawsuit is similar to those of the dozens of grocery stores that have shuttered in recent years in a nationwide battle over the right to serve food.
But it’s much bigger, because it’s about more than just a single person.
This is the latest in a series of food-stamp challenges across the country, and in Georgia the battle is about whether Georgia has the right, or is able, to provide people with a way to make ends meet.
Food stamp rollsGeorgia’s Food Bank says there are 4.3 million people in the country who are food insecure, and that number will continue to grow.
And according to the Food Bank of Georgia, the number of food stamp recipients has increased by nearly 50 percent since 2007, from 2.1 million to 4.8 million people.
The number of people in Georgia with food insecurity has more than doubled in the last two decades, from less than 500,000 to 1.5 million.
The problem is not limited to just one community.
The Food Bank’s latest survey found that 30 percent of Georgia households are at risk of food insecurity, with an even higher percentage of households living in poverty.
The organization is also tracking the food insecurity in other states, and said it is on track to meet its goal of providing 3 million meals to Georgia families by 2021.
The issue is more complicated than just poverty and access to food.
The challenges of food pantriesThe food-bank’s biggest challenge is getting people to eat.
In a survey last year, only 31 percent of people who participated said they had eaten in a while.
And many food-service workers say they can’t find the time to do it.
“We’ve got to find ways to make food affordable, because people can’t afford it,” said Liz Hernandez, a coordinator with the Georgia Food Bank.
Hernandez said she believes there are two solutions: more community food banks, and more government programs that can expand the food panty and provide services for people who are not able to make a regular meal.
The Food Bank estimates that about 20 percent of its work force works at a food pantary, or food pant in which people can find a way for someone to pay for food.
The agency has about 1,000 members.
Hernandez said she wants to see that number grow, and is trying to reach out to other food banks to help.
“Our food pantylists are not really trained in how to manage their pantries.
They’re not trained in what to do when someone wants to come in to pick up food.
We want to have trained, trained staff to help people,” she said.
In addition to food-serving programs, the Georgia Department of Public Service, which oversees the food-safety regulations of the food banks in Georgia, is also taking steps to address food insecurity.
The department recently created a task force that will study how to best serve people in its food panties, and Hernandez hopes to see some improvements by next year.
“That’s a big goal.
That’s one of the goals,” she told TechRadaro.
The department has also created a new website that provides the public with more information about how to prepare food and get food stamps.
But the department has been slow to update the site and said they are still working on a solution to how to communicate food safety information to people who have lost jobs.
“The food safety issues are really complicated and difficult to address, so we don’t have the technology and the knowledge to address those,” said State Rep. Chris Johnson, who chairs the House Appropriations Committee.
In Georgia, food-center workers say there are still many obstacles to reaching the people they need to feed and support.
In one case, the Food Lion ad was created by a Georgia-based nonprofit group that had never set up a food-delivery business before.
The ad featured a young boy and his father, who had lost their job.
The boy, who was wearing a yellow-and-black-striped baseball cap, spoke about how much his dad loved him, and how much he missed his mom.
The father was a part-time truck driver, and the boy was a full-time employee at the food center.
The ad was designed to get people talking about food safety and the need for jobs.
Johnson said the food centers are trying to change that, and hopes the state can help by adopting a model