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Applications for 2014 Youth Summit Available

We are excited to announce the return of the Youth Summit on Hunger and Poverty. This year, we will have two 5-day sessions for rising 9th – 12th graders. The first session will run from June 9 – 13th and the second session from July 7 – 11th.  

Students who participate in the Youth Summit will gain valuable knowledge about hunger and poverty, volunteer in the community, and make new friends with a diverse group of students.  Students are also required to commit to a Hunger Fighting Action Step to be completed the next school year.  

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Help the NFL and the Falcons Kick Hunger!

The Super Bowl is just around the corner and the NFL is giving back before the big game on February 1, 2014 in Brooklyn, NY. For over 22 years, the NFL has been working to kick hunger by raising over $14 million. However, the need to do more is unyielding. The NFL has recruited the country's top chefs and the NFL's greatest to raise money in support of Feeding America-affiliated food banks throughout the United States in each of the NFL cities.The main event meshes the culinary and athletic worlds together with The Party with a Purpose®.

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Youth Summit Alum Starts an Art Show

Tri-Cities High School Visual Art Magnet Program presents “The Faces of Hunger” Opening Reception on February 6th from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.  Held in the Tri-Cities High School Art Gallery, the exhibit features the students’ interpretation of hunger in their community as 2D and 3D art, jewelry and ceramic pieces.  Refreshments will be served as will light appetizers provided by Sufi’s Atlanta.

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Update on the Farm Bill: January 2014

For three years, we’ve fought to ensure that the Farm Bill protects hunger-relief programs and advances our mission of a hunger-free America.

Your voice made a difference. Your support helped us defeat proposal after proposal to deepen the cuts to hunger relief programs like SNAP (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program formerly known as Food Stamps).

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Thanks to the Braves Caravan!

As we eagerly await the start of a new baseball season, the Atlanta Braves have been working their way through the Southeast giving back and meeting fans along the way with the Braves Caravan. Today, they made their stop at the Atlanta Community Food Bank, volunteering with staff in the Product Rescue Center (PRC) and on the grocery floor.

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All About EITC and Filing For FREE

Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), is a refundable tax credit signed in to legislation in 1975 to help alleviate some of the burden of social security taxes and provide incentives to work for low to moderate income individuals. EITC has shown to be the most successful federal program in lifting working families above the poverty line. A common myth is that those who do not work are collecting EITC.

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Why Advocacy, Why Now?

Demand for emergency food aid is at an all-time high, except, we can’t really call it “emergency” aid anymore – not when so many families fight to feed their children on a daily basis and stories of children loading their pockets with crackers at school, so they can try and help feed their siblings at home, have become more common. In Georgia, 1 in 5 people struggle to combat food insecurity.

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Register for the Hunger Walk/Run!

For most, the start of the new year usually means change and resolutions. For us at the Food Bank, it means the kickoff of one of our favorite events: the Hunger Walk/Run. With the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta, St. Vincent de Paul, Episcopal Charities of Atlanta, Lutheran Services of Georgia and the Greater Presbytery of Atlanta, it’s a fun filled day that brings together thousands of Georgians from all different backgrounds to walk or run for hunger, an issue that affects 20% of this state’s residents.

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