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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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New Map the Meal Gap Numbers

Levels of food insecurity across metro Atlanta and Georgia remain high, according to a new report from national food bank network Feeding America.

The report, from Feeding America’s recent Map the Meal Gap project, shows that nearly 20 percent of Georgians face food insecurity, which means they may not always know where they will get their next meal. The data collected for the report spotlights food insecurity rates at the national, state and county level.

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Living in the Possibility

I am feeling very encouraged. We recently completed our most successful Hunger Walk/Run, with more than 17,000 participants and a cadre of volunteers and sponsors in attendance. The event was an affirmation of everything we believe in and work for at the Food Bank.  The diversity of faith, business, public, civic and community groups reflected a rainbow of humanity with common values and commitment to make things better for our neighbors in need.  

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Our New Video about ACFB

To try and tell the Atlanta Community Food Bank’s story in a short video is no easy task. The last time we did a video about the Food Bank was in 2007. The video has been shown thousands of times to donors, volunteers, partner agencies, Hunger 101 groups and more. It served us very well for many years, but as we’ve grown, and our story has changed, we knew it was time for a new video. And we’re so excited to share it with you now.

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#FeedAtlanta with 11Alive

We recently teamed up with 11Alive to pull together some special programming highlighting the issue of hunger in Atlanta and Georgia in conjunction with the Outnumber Hunger concert that aired right after. The facts were presented, Brenda Wood was given a tour of the Food Bank by our executive director and founder, Bill Bolling, and we met Irene, a single mom of four kids who struggles to put food on the table.

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