My company, Fifth Group Restaurants, and specifically La Tavola, have been participating with and raising money/awareness for the Atlanta Community Food Bank for many years. This year marks the 35th anniversary of Hunger Walk/Run, which is a project of the Atlanta Community Food Bank that unites our community to raise awareness and critical funds for local hunger relief. Proceeds from the event benefit the Atlanta Community Food Bank and other local nonprofit organizations that support food pantries, community kitchens, shelters, senior centers and child care centers for people in need of food assistance. These benefiting partner organizations help recruit participants and receive a percentage of the funds raised to support their direct hunger relief programs. Approximately 19% of the people living in the Atlanta Community Food Bank's service area in greater Atlanta and north Georgia are food insecure, meaning that they don't always know where they will find their next meal. The USDA defines food insecurity as the lack of access to adequate food resulting from the lack of money and other resources.
This event, being held on Sunday, March 15, 2020, is one of the most important hunger relief efforts of the year for the Atlanta Community Food Bank. The money I raise will feed hope for the 1 in 6 people who face hunger in our community. Please join me by supporting this important mission! You can help me reach my personal fundraising goal by making a donation on my behalf. A $50 donation is the equivalent of over 200 meals for people in the metro Atlanta area. ALL of us can do more!!
Together, we can make sure that a child in our community doesn't go to bed hungry tonight. We can offer a glimmer of hope to struggling parents desperately trying to make ends meet for their family. We can ensure another senior citizen isn't forced to choose between paying for medicine or food. In a community with so much surplus, hunger should never be an issue. We can take the steps together to fight against local hunger.
Thank you for your time and consideration!