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The Public Relations team at the Atlanta Community Food Bank is committed to responding to media and providing the resources you need as quickly as possible. Current Food Bank Facts and Hunger & Poverty Statistics, News Releases, News Coverage and Blog Archives are just some of the items you’ll find here. If you need to reach someone immediately or have media inquiries, please contact Public Relations Manager Chaundra Luckett at 404.892.FEED (3333) x1254 or chaundra.luckett@acfb.org

ACFB Facts

The Atlanta Community Food Bank began operating in 1979 from a small space at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. The Food Bank now distributes more than 60 million pounds of food and grocery products each year from a 129,600 square-foot facility in N.W. Atlanta. The product is accessed by more than 600 partner nonprofits that provide food assistance to families and individuals in 29 counties across metro Atlanta and north Georgia. ACFB leads seven distinct programs that reinforce its mission to fight hunger by engaging, educating and empowering our community: Atlanta Prosperity Campaign, Atlanta’s Table, Community Gardens, Hunger 101, Hunger Walk/Run, Kids In Need and Product Rescue Center.

Visit our Facts & Stats page to see the most current statistics on hunger and poverty, and how the Atlanta Community Food Bank is responding to the issues, including our latest distribution numbers.

ACFB is a member of Feeding America, the national network of more than 200 food banks. For more information on Feeding America visit www.feedingamerica.org

News Releases
Latest News Coverage

Truth-out.org- Food Bank Helps Fight Homelessness (May 26, 2016) View Story

Planwestside.com- Food Bank & Food Well Alliance Make Difference (May 25, 2016) View Story

AJC.com- Food Bank Youth Summit Attendee wins $25,000 (May 24, 2016) View Story

AJC.com- Hunger Walk/Run Makes Best of Atlanta List (May 23, 2016) View Story 

AJC.com- Hospital Celebration Supports Food Bank (May 20, 2016) View Story

Cobbcast.cobbk12.org-School Staff Volunteer at Food Bank (May 23, 2016) View Story

AJC.com-Food Bank Youth Summit Sparks 'Love Rolls' (May 14, 2016) View Story

AJC.com- Urban Foraging & The Food Bank  (May 11, 2016) View Story

Atlanta Intown Paper- A Garden Grows In The City (May 11, 2016) View Story

11Alive- Food Bank Youth Summit Graduate Collects Toilet Paper For Homeless  (May 5, 2016) View Story

Patch.com- Food Bank Wins $10,000 In Cornhole Challenge (Apr. 26, 2016) View Story

Atlanta Legal Experts- Georgia Legal Food Frenzy Interview (Apr. 25, 2016) View Story

Patch.com- Strike Out Hunger With The Gwinnett Braves (Apr. 22, 2016) View Story

Foregeorgia.com- Golfers Tee Up To Help Fight Hunger (Apr. 17, 2016) View Story

Daily Tribune- Georgia Legal Food Frenzy Starts April 18 (Apr. 5, 2016) View Story

ATL & Co.- Annual Hunger Walk/Run Brings Out Thousands (Mar. 16, 2016) View Story

11Alive - Atlantans take to the streets to end hunger (Mar. 14, 2016) View Story

CBS46.com - Thousands participate in Hunger Walk/Run at Turner Field (Mar. 13, 2016) View Story

AJC.com - Run this 5k to help wipe out hunger in Georgia (Mar. 10, 2016) View Story

11Alive - Hunger Walk/Run on Atlanta & Company (Mar. 7, 2016) View Story

Zagat - 9 Great Gift Ideas for Local-Food Lovers (Dec. 9, 2015) - Zagat suggests purchasing Simple Abundance cooking class tickets as a holiday gift. View Story

WSB-TV - Food bank sees record-breaking demand this year in suburbs (Nov. 25, 2015) - WSB-TV profiled the record numbers for demand. View Story

Fox 5 Atlanta - Good Day Takes Part in Annual "Thanksgiving Dish" Event (Nov. 24, 2015) - Fox 5 participates in 17th annual Thanksgiving Dish. View Story

11Alive.com - Blog | The Dish (Nov. 24, 2015) - Thanksgiving Dish recap by Julie Wolfe. View Story

WSB-TV - "Canstruction" Atlanta (Nov. 11, 2015) - WSB-TV features the annual Canstruction event. View Story

Fox 5 Atlanta - Publix Makes $1.5 Million Donation to Food Banks (Nov. 9, 2015) - Publix made a huge donation to the Atlanta Community Food Bank. View Story

Atlanta Jewish Times - Drive for 1 Million (Nov. 9, 2015) - The High Holiday Operation Isaiah food drive could pass 1 million pounds of food collected next year. View Story

11Alive - Winemaker Donates Turkeys for the Atlanta Community Food Bank (Nov. 6, 2015) - Employees with Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi donated 250 turkeys to the Atlanta Community Food Bank on Thursday. View Story

11Alive.com - Faces of Hunger: Georgia's Children (Sept. 28, 2015) - They are the basics we give our children - toys, books and of course food. But in Georgia 1 in 4 children struggles with hunger. View Story

11Alive.com - Faces of Hunger: Clarkston community garden feeds low income individuals and immigrants (Sept. 21, 2015) - "We are in the Clarkston Community Garden as we call it." View Story

CBS46.com - Atlanta Braves' Jason Grilli volunteers with the Atlanta Community Food Bank (Sept. 19, 2015)  - The Atlanta Community Food Bank hosted its first ever 12 hour food sort and packing event in honor of Hunger Action Month. Read Story

clatl.com - Best of Atlanta: A Day in the Life of the Atlanta Community Food Bank (Sept. 17, 2015) - View photos and story

11Alive.com - Faces of Hunger: Georgia's working poor (Sept. 14, 2015) - "You have rice in there, carrots, green beans and red pepper..." View Story

11Alive.com - Hunger in Atlanta: Feeding the state's hungry (Sept. 10, 2015) - "We are here at Collins Memorial United Methodist Church in the food pantry." Cindy Corona gestures around her, to a room filled with tables overflowing with food. View Story

WABE 90.1 FM - Georgia Braces for $100M Budget Hole Amid Possible Welfare Changes (Sept. 9, 2015) - Think of the last time you picked up a jar of peanut butter. Maybe you used it to make a sandwich or put some on an apple slice, but chances are you didn't think much of it. Listen to story

11Alive.com - Brenda's Last Word on Hunger Awareness Month (Sept. 3, 2015) - View Story

WSB-TV - New push to fight child hunger in Georgia (Sept. 3, 2015) - View Story

AJC.com - Food Bank's CEO is Stepping Down(June 26, 2015) - Bill Bolling has spent decades feeding Atlanta's hungry. View Story

WABE 90.1 FM "A Closer Look" - New Atlanta Food Bank CEO Begin "Opportunity of a Lifetime." (June 15, 2015) - Listen to Story

WSB-TV "People 2 People" - Say No to Summer Hunger (June 9, 2015) - View story

Atlanta Business Chronicle's BIZ Show - Atlanta Biz Executive Profiles featuring Bill Bolling: Waste Not, Want Not (May 17, 2015) - View Story

northamerican.com/blog - Moving for Hunger: How Local Food Banks are Making a Difference (April 27, 2015) - View Story

Atl&Co. - Community Service Awards (April 15, 2015) View Story

Myajc.com - Turning Food Deserts into Oases (March 15, 2015) - Options for fresh produce , community gardens are growing. View Story

Myajc.com - Chronic Disease Often Linked to Poor Diet (March 2015) - Poor nutrition has a major impact on Georgia's high rate of high blood pressure , diabetes and other chronic ills. View Story

11Alive.com - 31st Annual Hunger Walk/Run (March 15, 2015) - Watch and Read Story

WABE 90.1 - Annual Atlanta Hunger Walk/Run Takes Place Sunday (March 13, 2015) - Read and Listen to Story

Myajc.com - Starving for Nutrition (March 8, 2015) - In many ways, Evie and Ricky Sanders are lucky, and they know it. View Story

Covington News - Their Last Meal (Feb. 26, 2015) - Food insecurity is affecting one in five children in Newton County. View Story

WSB-TV - Kroger Atlanta Community Food Bank (Feb. 23, 2015) - Kroger Can Hunger. View Story

WSB-TV People to People - Atlanta Community Food Bank Cox Foundation Grant (Jan. 20, 2015) - View Story

Atl&Co. - Hunger Walk/Run 2015 (Jan. 5, 2015) - View Story

 

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