Hunger Walk Run benefits six local hunger relief organizations that operate and support hundreds of food pantries, shelters, community kitchens, senior centers, and child care centers across metro Atlanta and north Georgia.
Hunger Walk Run encourages participants and donors to support the charity of their choice, tailoring giving to your specific interests while contributing to broader, community-wide hunger relief efforts. Simply select the charity of your choice when registering for the event. Please read below for a fuller description of each of our benefiting partners.
Atlanta Community Food Bank www.acfb.org
Atlanta Community Food Bank is a nonprofit working to end hunger across metro Atlanta and north Georgia. There are too many children, seniors and working families experiencing hunger. We work with more than 700 community partners to provide food to over 600,000 neighbors each year. It takes lots of food, people, and big ideas to guarantee that our neighbors have the nutritious food they need for a healthy life. Our goal is that by 2025 everyone in the Food Bank's 29-county service area will have access to the nutritious meals they need when they need them. The Hunger Walk Run is an integral fundraising, community building, and awareness initiative of the Food Bank. We thank you for taking the next step in helping us end hunger!
Episcopal Community Foundation for Middle and North Georgia www.ECFimpact.org
Established in 1982, the Episcopal Community Foundation for Middle and North Georgia (ECF) provides funding, leadership, and resources to Episcopal parishes and their nonprofit partners working with people facing poverty or oppression, achieving significant, long-lasting impact in the Diocese of Atlanta. ECF's hunger-related grants provide funding to organizations and ministries across the diocese who feed the hungry, promoting thriving and spiritually strong individuals, families, and communities locally. Learn more at www.ECFimpact.org . Our youth-led Eucharist will take place next door at the Signia by Hilton. The Rt. Rev. Robert C. Wright will celebrate; please join us for breakfast and worship, then walk across the street for the Hunger Walk Run festivities! Registration required: visit ECFimpact.org/HWR to RSVP!
Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta www.jewishatlanta.org
Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta cares for Jews in need today with food, medical care, housing, financial assistance, and other services. We build the Jewish community for tomorrow with services and support that provide Jewish education, connections, and leadership development. With support and resources from dedicated lay leaders, volunteers, donors, professionals, affiliates, and partners, Jewish Federation impacts more lives in Atlanta, Israel, and around the world than any other Jewish organization. Funds raised through Hunger Walk Run helped support 23 organizations last year, including Kosher food programs, shelters, and food distribution programs.
Inspiritus (Formerly Lutheran Services) www.weinspirit.org
Inspiritus (Formerly Lutheran Services of Georgia) guides individuals and families on a path from surviving to thriving. We empower those whose lives have been disrupted to discover their strengths and resilience, accompanying them as they grow into vibrant contributors to their community. With 40 years of providing critical services, Inspiritus has impacted the lives of more than 100,000 individuals across Georgia and the Southeast. Over the past several years, Inspiritus has expanded both the scope and geographic reach of its services and, hence, impact. Inspiritus serves the Atlanta Metro area, Northwest Georgia, Southwest Georgia, Coastal Georgia, Middle Tennessee, and now Alabama with offices in Atlanta, Rome, Savannah, Nashville, and Birmingham.
Presbytery of Greater Atlanta www.atlpcusa.org
Presbytery of Greater Atlanta works to support and equip local churches that are part of the Presbyterian Church USA in their efforts to love God and neighbor. Hunger relief efforts include programs housed in member churches (food pantries and programs providing hot meals), programs/partnerships outside the church, and new programs that are “outside the box.” A growing number of our churches are involved in bag lunch programs - in partnership with neighborhood schools. These programs provide weekend meals for children who receive free and reduced school lunches. Start-up grants are also made available through partnerships with new initiatives like community gardens and other community building/support programs.
St. Vincent de Paul Georgia www.svdpgeorgia.org
St. Vincent de Paul Georgia (SVdP) has provided Hope in Action to Georgians for more than 110 years. On average, SVdP helps more than 200,000 Georgians in need annually and is dedicated to feeding hungry neighbors in local communities. SVdP provides many other services and programs including financial, material, and educational assistance. Funds raised from Hunger Walk Run are integral in St. Vincent de Paul’s outreach to neighbors in need.