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.

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Help the Farm Bill and Hunger-Relief Programs!

The Senate Agriculture Committee is set to release its Farm Bill over the next several days and we need to make sure that their bill protects and strengthens critical hunger-relief programs.  Additionally, we have learned that Representatives Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and John Garamendi (D-CA) are leading a “Special Order” on the floor of the House of Representatives tonight, April 17th, to oppose the House Budget cuts to food stamps/SNAP and other nutrition programs.  This Special Order is a good opportunity to build public awareness and support for SNAP.

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A Trend We Can Get Behind: A Service Spring Break

Last week, students across the metro area took pause from their educational enlightenment for spring break.  For many, spring break means a road trip to the beach with family and friends, but due to the continuing rough economy and high fuel costs, some are opting for the ever popular staycation, while others look to the grandparents to play the role of hero, swooping in to assume childcare responsibilities for the week.

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  • “No matter how poor I ever thought I was, I have never gone to bed hungry. It pains me to know that there are people who do.” – Kyle Dominy

Volunteer of the Quarter (Winter 2012): Kyle Dominy

Volunteer Kyle Dominy began helping out at the Food Bank this past September after moving to Atlanta from Savannah. His wife had a job but he didn’t, so he decided to spend some of his free time getting involved and giving back to the community.

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Thank you for making Hunger Walk/Run 2012 a success!

The dust has settled and we're through not only another amazing Hunger Walk/Run, but our largest to date! The day started out a little cloudy and chilly for everyone setting up, but once noon hit, you wouldn't have known because it was warm and there wasn't a cloud in the sky. Over 15,000 people came to Turner Field on March 11 to help us take the next step to end hunger.

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Hunger Walk/Run 2012 is Sunday!

Check out this year's shirts! Performance shirts for runners on the left; walkers' shirts on the right!

It's hard to believe, but Hunger Walk/Run is THIS Sunday! We've had nothing but Hunger Walk on our minds the last couple of weeks. It's been really fun and exciting to see all the parts and pieces come together to help make this event a blast. For example, this year's Hunger Walk/Run will have...  

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Hunger Walk/Run 2012 is almost here!

It’s that time of year again! We’re T-minus 23 days and counting to Hunger Walk/Run 2012 on March 11! Hunger Walk/Run is one of the oldest walk-for-a-cause events in Atlanta.  Since 1984, people have gathered to walk in response to the issue of hunger.  It brings people of different faiths, backgrounds and ages together to raise awareness and funds for those who struggle to put food on the table.  And it’s needed now more than ever.

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Youth Summit 2011 Action Step Update

All of our Youth Summit students from this past summer had to complete an “Action Step Contract” before leaving us. Each student committed to a minimum of one action step they would complete within 3-9 months.

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Driving to End Hunger

It was a hot day in the parking lot of BJ’s Wholesale Club in Conyers last Thursday, but we forgot all about that as the spirit of community filled the air. Team members from AARP Georgia and BJ’s had set up a perfect event for the kid in all of us.

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Hunger Action Month Starts TODAY!

September is a busy month for us at the Food Bank. It's the start of fall, but it's also special for another reason. Atlanta Community Food Bank joins more than 200 other Feeding America food banks across the country for Hunger Action Month.

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Hunger on the Rise: Multiple Responses Needed

15% of Americans are now keeping their families fed each month with help from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps.  That’s over 45 million people, or almost 1 out of every 7 folks you pass on the street each day.  Those are big numbers so it’s no surprise that everyone from Wolf Blitzer to NPR’s Marketplace noticed and reporte

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Youth Summit July 12-14 Gets Political

Our second round of Youth Summit kicked off this week with a new group of teens from metro Atlanta. In the video below, a group volunteered their reflections of their second day. They visited the State Capitol and met with Jennifer Owens, the advocacy director of Georgia Organics and learned about advocacy in their own backyard. After a whirlwind tour, they met with Georgia Minority House Leader Rep. Stacey Abrams and participated in an exercise to either pass or strike down "HB-1": the ban of peanuts in school systems.

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