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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Kids In Need is Back in Session

Being a kid, you probably dreaded going back to school, but loved getting school supplies. They were always a sign of a fresh year; a fresh start. But it’s possible that if your parents have a hard time getting the budget to stretch for food, they have a hard time getting school supplies too. Not only that, teachers often find themselves purchasing supplies out of their pocket to help keep the classroom stocked. Our Kids In Need school supply distribution program helps to change that.

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New Home for Kids In Need

We've got some exciting news! Our Kids In Need free store for teachers is now at home in its newly renovated location. The new shopping floor provides an enhanced experience for thousands of metro area teachers who come to pick up brand new school supplies for their students. Kids In Need Program Manager Barbara Overton is excited about having an additional 7,800 square feet.  "We've now got the capacity to store more product so we'll be able to keep a greater range of school supplies in stock," said Overton.
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Donating = the fountain of youth?

Thank you to the members of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority for supporting Kids In Need over the last 10+ years. This Sorority and these women have certainly found the “fountain of youth” by serving others!

Mrs. Rosa Craig and her sister, both in their 90s, dropped off 86 pounds of school supplies and a cash donation today. This donation was collected by local members of Mrs. Craig’s sorority - Zeta Phi Beta. Judy Stamps with Mrs. Craig (left) and her sister (right) is pictured above. This is an amazing tradition of support - don’t you think?

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Welcome Back Teachers!

Back-to-school shopping can prove to be too much of a financial burden for many families. In an effort to meet students’ needs, our Kids In Need (KIN) program allows teachers from qualified schools to shop for new supplies for free. “I am proud to be able to offer my students items they may not be able to afford otherwise,” said Donnie Dailey from Banneker High School. “The supplies give my students a sense of belonging, a feeling that they have the tools other students have in order to be successful.”  Dailey has shopped with KIN for the past seven years.  

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