Gardening For Good

We’re calling all green-thumbed gurus, soldiers of the soil, even rookies to the rake – It’s time to don your gardening gloves and hit the dirt for a good cause! Do your part to help weed out hunger by transforming your garden into a full plate for an empty belly. You can help break the cycle of hunger this growing season by integrating fruits and veggies into your garden and donating the surplus of your harvest.

Did you know that 15.6% of Georgia households experience low food security?  The need in our own community is too great to be ignored. Too many of our neighbors are facing circumstances that force impossible decisions between paying bills and buying food, much less fresh produce.

Here at Atlanta Community Food Bank, our commitment to fight hunger includes nourishing the community. Fresh produce is fundamental for a healthy lifestyle and essential for proper growth and development among little ones. Unfortunately, the high price and fleeting shelf- life of produce makes it challenging for ACFB to provide fresh fruits and veggies to the folks who need it.  Non-perishable foods represent our main vehicle of nutrition, and we consider ourselves truly blessed and deeply appreciative for the community’s support and contributions.  But it doesn’t change the fact that proper nutrition requires more than peanut butter and canned tuna. That’s why we need your help!

From now until Mother’s Day, it is prime-time for planting spring veggies like peppers, cucumbers, squash, peas, beans and tomatoes. It’s time your hard work in the garden spreads beyond your backyard - the fruits of your labor can help enrich and nourish the lives of your neighbors in need! Designate one row of your garden for donations, or simply bag up your extra harvest and take it by one of several convenient drop sites all over metro Atlanta.  We’ve also partnered with Publix and radio stations 92.9 dave fm, WAOK and V-103 to to help us spread the word.

You’ve got questions? Well, we’ve got answers! Visit www.acfb.org and check out our Community Gardens project.

We shared with you - now you share with us! We want to see what you’ve got cookin’ this growing season! Post a photo to our Facebook page and brag about your spring garden - you just might receive a special shout out from us!