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October 5, 2013

Shutdown Not an Option for ACFB


What Does the Government Shutdown Mean for ACFB?

The Atlanta Community Food Bank is still open and distributing food to our partner agencies for those in need, but we are preparing for an increase in need that may come from the halt of funding for USDA programs such as WIC (Women, Infants, Children), CSFP (Commodity Supplemental Nutrition Program) and TEFAP (The Emergency Food Assistance Program). SNAP (Food Stamps) continues to be funded. Read more on our blog.

Jessica and Marvin

Face Of Food Stamps

Last month, the House of Representatives voted to cut $39 billion from SNAP (food stamps). These cuts, along with cuts that will be enacted on November 1, are incredibly damaging to those who are currently on the program. Think it’s only a certain type of person who needs this kind of help? Meet Marvin and Jessica. Their stories might change the way you think about people on food stamps.

Hunger Fact

6th

Georgia has the 6th highest rate of food insecurity in the nation.

Hunger Study Wrap Up

We’re so excited to say that the data collection period for the Hunger in America 2014 Study is complete! ACFB staff and volunteers visited 102 partner agencies and conducted over 625 client surveys. We can’t wait to share the results in the spring. In the meantime, if you were a Hunger Study volunteer, we want to hear your stories. Email us at socialmedia@acfb.org to find out how you can submit them.

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Lend me an Ear

Lend Me an Ear

‘Lend Me an Ear’ is back for its 10th anniversary and they’re pulling out all the stops! Enjoy a fabulous evening of live old-time radio, complete with on-stage sound effects, presented by members of the Atlanta chapters of AFTRA, SAG and AEA. They’ll be performing various radio shows including the famous Orson Welles ‘War of the Worlds’ broadcast! Don’t delay--get your tickets today!

Hunger Action Month was a Success!

Thank you to everyone who helped us make this year’s Hunger Action Month a success! You collected food, donned your best orange outfit, bought raffle tickets, sat down with friends and family to have a conversation about hunger and so much more. Even though Hunger Action Month is over, hunger is a year round problem. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for all the latest!

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Supper Club

From the owners of Salt Factory Pub and Little Alley Steak, Opulent is a global-inspired kitchen serving classic favorites with a modern twist. Invite friends and family to come out to Supper Club on October 8 and 20% of your tab will be donated to the Food Bank!

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