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March 10, 2014

Best Year Yet for Hunger Walk/Run


Hunger Walk/Run - Thank You!

THANK YOU to everyone who came out to the 30th Anniversary of the Hunger Walk/Run yesterday! It was a gorgeous day and an even more gorgeous turnout as more than 15,000 of you took to the streets to walk or run for hunger relief. We’ll be reporting our final tallies at the end of this month. Until then, you can still donate to this incredible event and check out our photo album on Facebook. From the bottom of our sunburned hearts, we thank you all!

Chris Hall

“Lucky” Cooking Class with Chef Chris Hall

The luck of the Irish will surely be with you if you register for our special St. Patrick’s Day Simple Abundance cooking class! Chef Chris Hall of Local Three will be putting a modern spin on Irish staples such as Colcannon Salad, Guinness Braised Lamb Shoulder with braised cabbage, and Irish Coffee “Cake”. And, instead of wine pairings, beer pairings will be served. You don’t want to miss it--register today!

Supper Club in Roswell

Two great locations, one great city. Roswell is home to this month's Supper Club hosts! Ryan Pernice brings you Table & Main--offering simple, seasonal and southern food. In the mood for Italian? Then head over to Osteria Mattone where they serve regional Italian cuisine with a heavy focus on Roman fare. No matter which you choose, both are donating 20 percent of your tab to the Food Bank. Don't forget to invite your friends!

Supper Club

Hunger Fact

6.6 Million

ACFB increased its distribution of fresh produce by 44% last fiscal year - 6.6 million pounds.

Nutritious Food

It’s National Nutrition Month!

March is National Nutrition Month. We’re especially excited about this month because we recently started a nutrition and wellness program. Our first ever staff dietician, Janice Giddens, is working hard to fulfill our commitment to promoting healthy communities through nutritious food. Learn more about some of the exciting things we’ve been doing as well as nutrition initiatives on the horizon. Be sure to check back on our blog this month for more stories!

Food Deserts in Georgia?

Food deserts are communities where many people are poor and live more than a mile from the nearest supermarket. In Atlanta, more than half a million people in our service area live in a food desert. Rebecca Burns of Atlanta Magazine explored this issue with Cicely, our co-worker who recently undertook the food stamp challenge, for a new feature in this month’s issue. Read Rebecca’s article and see her own food stamp diary.

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