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Successful Summer of Youth Summits

One of the things we love most about summer at the Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB) is the Youth Summit on Hunger and Poverty. High schoolers from around our service area come together to learn more about these issues and, by the end of the week that they’ve spent with us, they go back to their communities armed with the knowledge and drive to make a difference.

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Publix and ACFB Partnership to Provide Tools for Back to School

Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB) and Publix Super Markets have teamed to provide free school supplies to teachers and students in need across metro Atlanta.

The partnership was officially launched at a July 17 joint press conference.  The new effort will support ACFB’s Kids In Need (KIN) program. KIN provides brand new, free school supplies to teachers at public schools in its 17 district service area where at least 80% of the students have access to the Federal free or reduced meal program.

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Intern Series: Volunteering in the PRC

(Editor's Note: This is the first in a series from our communications intern, Mollie, as she spends the summer here at ACFB.) 

My name is Mollie, and I’m the summer communications intern at the Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB). Originally from Atlanta, I just finished my freshman year at Northwestern University in Illinois, where I am majoring in Journalism and double minoring in History and Gender & Sexuality Studies.

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Meet Jennivee & Darrell

We recently met Jennivee and her son, Darrell, when we were looking for people willing to tell us their story for our new Food Bank video. Jennivee and Darrell both found themselves on disability due to health issues and found help at Marietta Church of God, one of our 600 partner agencies across metro Atlanta and north Georgia.

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Wedding Party in the PRC

We were pleasantly surprised last month to hear that we would be hosting a wedding party food sort in our Product Rescue Center. With a total of 65 wedding party volunteers and everyone coming in from different parts of the country, you can just imagine how that looked!

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