The Meal Gap

Hunger is a serious and pervasive problem in North Georgia touching every county, neighborhood and community. The numbers are revealing: an estimated 755,400 (or 1 in 7) people in metro Atlanta and North Georgia turn to Food Bank partner agencies for food. Of those numbers, 1 in 5 are children.

  • The Atlanta Community Food Bank is an asset to our state… It has an amazing track record of assisting our neediest communities. Over the last three decades, I have remained impressed by the organization’s tireless leadership and far-reaching impact, seeing to it that those in pain and hunger have support and nourishment. I am proud that our food bank has long been a national leader in effectively tackling hunger, one of our country’s most daunting challenges. It shows the best of America and that we are a giving and compassionate country on behalf of our people.

    — Johnny Isakson, United States Senator —

Our Bold Goal

By 2025 all hungry people in our service area will have access to the nutritious meals they need, when they need them, and where they need them.



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Growing Our Space

The current home of the Atlanta Community Food Bank was originally designed to accommodate the distribution of up to 40 million pounds of food each year. Yet in 2017, we distributed more than 70 million pounds of food, and this growth is only expected to continue. For us to reach more people, something needs to change.

The Growing Healthy Futures campaign will enable the Atlanta Community Food Bank to fully harness one of our most abundant assets — food — in order to build a stronger community where none of our neighbors will go hungry, and all of us will have the opportunity for a healthy future.

Located just inside I-285 off of Camp Creek Parkway in East Point, the future home of the Food Bank provides 346,000 square feet of space that will enable us to nearly triple the volume of food we source and distribute today.



Take a Look at Our New Space!


  • Triple the cooler space, enabling the Food Bank to significantly increase the amount of produce and other fresh food we can accept and distribute
  • Double the freezer space for the storage of frozen, perishable foods
  • Five times as many dock doors, allowing for more efficient ingoing and outgoing movement of food
  • “Clean-room” to process bulk food items such as rice, beans, and cereal into smaller packages
  • New and upgraded warehouse equipment, such as forklifts, pallet jacks, reach trucks, scales, and shrink-wrap machines
  • Greater opportunities for civic engagement, with a larger training space and conference rooms that will help us build on our foundation of strong civic and corporate collaboration

Program & Services Impact

We envision a hunger-free community, but we need additional tools and support to make that happen. With your support, here’s how we intend to close the gap in fighting hunger in North Georgia.


Growing Our Network

The Atlanta Community Food Bank’s ability to end hunger depends upon a robust network of partner agencies throughout our service area that make it possible for us to connect families in need with the right food, in the right place, at the right time.

  • In our service area of Dunwoody and Sandy Springs, we feed between 50 and 80 families each day, touching 5,600 individuals annually. These numbers are projected to grow over the next decade. Thanks to funding and strategic support from the Food Bank, CAC is able to meet our clients’ hunger and nutritional needs today, while also growing our capacity to provide compassionate assistance to our neighbors in need for years to come.

    — Tamara Carrera, Community Assistance Center CEO —

Growing Household Stability

Investments from the Growing Healthy Futures campaign will enable the Food Bank to develop, evaluate, and replicate programmatic models aimed at helping working families increase food security and household stability, with the goal of reducing their need for food assistance over time. The centerpiece of this effort is the Food First Pantry initiative, currently operating in two partner agency test sites. Instead of relying on emergency food assistance as a last resort, clients at a Food First Pantry site are encouraged to use the pantry for as much of their monthly food needs as possible for a period of one to two years, freeing up their limited income for other basic needs such as housing, utilities, healthcare, and childcare. Over time, our goal is for families to build greater household stability and self-sufficiency for a brighter, healthier future.


$5 Million+ Donors


Joseph B. Foundation logo.



$1 Million – $5 Million Donors


Chick-fil-a Foundation logo.
The Coca-Cola Foundation logo.
Delta logo.
Kaiser Permanente logo.
The Glenn Family Foundation logo.
Zeist Foundation logo.
Pittulloch Foundation logo.


Campaign Donors


Ada Lee and Pete Correll  •  The James M. Cox Foundation  •  J.B. Fuqua Foundation  •  Georgia Power Company  •  Georgia Pacific  •  The Home Depot Foundation  •  Homrich & Berg  •  The Imlay Foundation  •  Sartain Lanier Family Foundation  •  Medtronic  •  The Rich Foundation  •  SunTrust Foundation & SunTrust Trusteed Foundations  •  The Tull Charitable Foundation  •  The William Josef Foundation



The Atlanta Apartment Association & Leadership


Thomas and Kay Aderhold  •  Fred and Jere Brady  •  Chris Burns  •  Phil Carlock  •  Dan Dupree  •  First Communities  •  Rob Johnston  •  Virginia Love  •  Debbie Millwood  •  Marc Pollock  •  Perennial Properties  •  Stonemark Management  •  Francine and Philip Tague  •  Warshaw Properties, Inc.  •  Jerry Wilkinson



Governing Board & Capital Campaign Committee Members


Ellen Bailey  •  Martha and Toby Brooks  •  Mr. and Mrs. Eric K. Busko  •  Steve Cannon  •  F. John Case and Cynthia O. Case  •  Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Cathy  •  James and Celest Dallas  •  Rene and Barbarella Diaz  •  Louisa and Michael D’Antignac  •  Marti Fessenden and Suzanne Schultz  •  Dan Gordon  •  Mitch Harrison  •  Mark Holifield and Kim Semple-Holifield  •  Kakarala Foundation  •   Sue Kolloru  •  Robby and Kim Kukler  •  Levisay/Saliers Family  •  Matt and Laura McKenna  •  Todd and Linda McMullen  •  Mario G. Montag  •   Mary S. Moore  •  Michael A. Newton  •  Proof of the Pudding  •  Natosha R. Rice  •  Margaret and John Stagmeier  •  Andrew W. Stith  •  Michael Stogner  •   Lesley and Trey Wainwright  •  Elizabeth T. Wanamaker  •  Jeffrey Wojtkowiak



New Markets Tax Credit Partners


Kroger logo.
Rural Development Partners logo.
PNC logo.
Reinvestment Fund logo.

Our Leadership

We believe the Growing Healthy Futures campaign will have a transformative and multi-generational impact throughout metro Atlanta and north Georgia. By investing in the Food Bank at this pivotal time, you will enable us to dramatically increase our impact and our ability to grow healthier futures for generations to come. On behalf of the hundreds of thousands of people in need that the Atlanta Community Food Bank helps feed each year, thank you for your support of the Growing Healthy Futures campaign.


Campaign Co-Chairs:
Steve Cannon, AMB Group
Ingrid Saunders Jones, The Coca-Cola Company, retired
Andrew Cathy, Chick-Fil-A


Campaign Committee Members:
Martha Brooks, Harley-Davidson, Inc
Louisa D’Antignac, The Glenn Family Foundation
James Dallas, James Dallas & Associates
René and Barbarella Diaz, Diaz Foods
Ed Fisher, SouthPointe Ventures, LLC
Dan Gordon, formerly with City of Atlanta
Ashley Grice, BrightHouse Consulting
Rob Johnston, First Communities
Steve Koonin, Atlanta Hawks & State Farm Arena
Lesley Wainwright, Turner Broadcasting
Jerry Wilkinson, The Wilkinson Group

(404) 892-9822

732 Joseph E. Lowery Blvd., NW Atlanta, GA 30318

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