The weekend of March 15, 2020 was intended to be a celebration of the fundraising and community involvement that was centered around the Hunger Walk. Instead, we were just beginning to learn about the reach of the pandemic and were forced to cancel the gathering. We were never able to celebrate the over $124,000 raised, including the $8,337 that I individually raised. Instead, we closed our doors and stayed inside. We never got to see how our fundraising was really helping the families across Georgia. What we’ve learned through all of this is that families all over our state are finding themselves food insecure like never before. The importance of the Atlanta Community Food Bank is stronger than ever, which is why I am writing to you today.
Fifth Group Restaurants’ commitment to giving back to the community is one of the principles on which the company was founded. While the Hunger Walk has gone virtual this year, the real reason for the walk is still the same: To raise funds and awareness for those families across our communities who are food insecure. The need for assistance from the ACFB has risen 300% overall. It is even more important than ever to help out our neighbors and friends who need us. Our fundraising looks a little different this year. Although we are not raising funds inside the restaurants, I would still like to do my part. I have set a fundraising goal of $5,000. I am hoping that, with your help, I can achieve or even exceed this goal.
The virtual walk is being held on March 7, 2021. It would be great if the donations were received by then, but any donations made by April 1st will be counted toward this year’s goal.
We can take the steps together to fight against local hunger.