Kemp’s State of the State Doublespeak: Refusing to Help Georgia Families Afford Groceries

January 11, 2024

Today, in his State of the State address, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp lamented that Georgia families are struggling to put food on the table, yet he has failed to take action.

Just last week, a shocking 11Alive report revealed that Kemp rejected tens of millions of dollars in federal funding to feed low-income Georgia kids. 

The federal government offered Kemp an estimated $138 million so that the State could give the families of more than 1 million Georgia children $120 over the summer to help them afford groceries. These resources would have helped Georgia children who rely on school lunch from going hungry over the summer

“In his State of the State address, Governor Kemp lamented that Georgians living paycheck to paycheck are struggling to put food on the table – but he refuses to do anything about it. Just last week, Kemp rejected millions in federal funding that would have helped low-income Georgia students eat over the summer,” said DPG spokesperson Ellie Schwartz. “It’s clear that Kemp doesn’t care about actually solving the problems facing Georgians – only using them as cheap political talking points.”


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