First John 3:18 Ministries

"My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth."

Georgia Statistics
  • Monthly allotments for food-insecure families receiving food stamps decreased beginning Nov. 1, 2013. $36 less each month for a household of four. (Atlanta Community Food Bank and Center for Budget and Policy Priorities, Oct. 2013)
  • 27.2 percent of Georgia’s children live in poverty – up from 26.3 % last year. The new number moves Georgia to the 6th highest childhood poverty rate in the U.S. (U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey Profile. Data released Sept. 2013)
  • 19.2 percent of Georgians are living in poverty – just slightly up from 19.1 percent reported in 2012. Poverty in Georgia increased from 12.9% in 2000 to 19.2% in 2012 – an increase of almost 1 million Georgians over the past 12 years. (U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey Profile. Data released Sept. 2013)
  • From 2000 to 2010, the number of poor individuals in the Atlanta metro suburbs more than doubled, growing by 122%. (U.S. Census, 2013. cited)
  • More than one in every ten senior citizens in Georgia is living in poverty (11.2% ) – This new number reflects a slight increase from 10.9% last year. (U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey Profile. Data released Sept. 2013)