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May 6, 2014

Our Story


Our Story

Telling the Atlanta Community Food Bank’s story in a short video is no easy task. The last time we did a video about the Food Bank was in 2007. The video has been shown thousands of times to many different groups and has served us very well for many years. As we’ve grown, and our story has changed, we came to realize it was time for a new video. We’re so excited to share it with you now. Take a moment to watch it and share it with your friends on social media!


We recently teamed up with 11Alive to pull together a special program highlighting the issue of hunger in Atlanta and Georgia. During the broadcast, we took phone donations on air and people could also donate online. In just one hour, viewers donated $5,125--enough to provide 20,500 meals. 11Alive has posted the entire special on their website and we encourage everyone to watch it.


Hunger Fact

1.8 million

New numbers from Feeding America’s Map the Meal Gap study are out. The report showed that in Georgia, more than 1.8 million people are struggling to put food on their tables. In ACFB’s 29-county service area, 902,710 individuals, and 350,460 children, are food insecure. Learn more about food insecurity in your community with their map.

Place at the Table Logo

'A Place at the Table' Screening

To further ACFB’s mission of engaging, educating and empowering our community to fight hunger, we are bringing the award-winning documentary on hunger in the United States, “A Place at the Table”, to AMC Mansell Crossing June 5 at 7:00 p.m. For the screening to happen, people must purchase 84 tickets before May 29th. A select number of tickets are available for $5 -- don’t wait, get your tickets today!

Legislative Update

Governor Nathan Deal came to the Food Bank a few weeks ago to sign HB 958 into law; it's a bill that will reinstate sales tax exemptions for food banks. This law will allow Georgia food banks to save $2.5 million in the next two years. Thank you to our advocacy champions who have helped us fight for this bill!


Recently, Governor Deal also signed a bill into law that would require food stamps recipients to be drug tested. Our executive director, Bill Bolling, shared his thoughts on the bill for our quarterly newsletter. Read his letter and our take on personal responsibility when it comes to these matters.





Stamp Out Hunger

It’s time to Stamp Out Hunger with the U.S. Postal Service, the National Association of Letter Carriers and ACFB on May 10! Simply leave a bag of nonperishable food donations at your mailbox and your letter carrier should pick them up. Donations will be brought to the Food Bank. Check out our list of most needed items!


Taste of the Nation

Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation Atlanta is an evening of gourmet food and wine featuring chefs from 50 of Atlanta’s top restaurants, live entertainment and live, silent and wine auctions. 100% of the net proceeds benefits the Atlanta Community Food Bank, Genesis Shelter, and Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters Georgia. Get your tickets today for May 8!

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