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January 11, 2014

Taking Steps Together


Hunger Walkers

Time to Register for March 9th Hunger Walk/Run!

For most people, the start of the new year usually means change and resolutions. For us at the Food Bank, it means the kickoff of one of our favorite events: the Hunger Walk/Run. This year is a particularly special year as we are celebrating 30 years! That’s right--since 1984, the Hunger Walk/Run has clocked millions of steps, covering hundreds of miles of Atlanta streets and raising over $7 million for the fight against hunger. As you can imagine, with the 30th anniversary on March 9, we intend to make this our best year yet, but we can’t do it without your help. Registration is up and running on our website (pun intended), so you can start your team today. Why wait? Register Today!

Advocacy Champion Training

Advocacy Champion Training

Are you ready to be an ACFB Advocacy Champion? We need people who are passionate about their communities and the issue of hunger to help us! Come gain the tools you need for effective advocacy, network with concerned community members, and prepare for Food Bank Day at the Capitol coming up in March at our training on February 12. Contact adena.hill@acfb.org with any questions and to RSVP.

The Road Most Travel

ACFB staffer, Cicely, tackled challenges that some face on a daily basis when trying to access food: lack of transportation and dealing with children. See how Cicely fares when she walks to her local supermarket pushing a stroller with twin boys. And we want to hear from you! Tell us your creative ideas for solutions to transportation to access fresh and healthy foods in the comments of the blog.

Limited Transportation Challenge

Friendly Reminder About VITA

FREE tax help is closer than you think; probably right in your neighborhood. United Way of Greater Atlanta in partnership with the IRS is offering free tax preparation and e-filing to working individuals and families with household incomes of $52,000 or less. For more information or to find a location nearest you, please visit United Way's website or call 211. If outside of metro Atlanta, please visit the IRS website to locate a site near you.

Hunger Fact

19.2%

of Georgians are living in poverty. To learn more about the long term effects of what this means, check out this report from the Georgia Budget & Policy Institute.

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