ALERT - Fraud Food Offer is not from ACFB, Feeding America or Feed America Miracles
A man representing himself as being with Feeding America, Feed America Miracles and/or the Atlanta Community Food Bank has been calling several partner agencies of Feeding America food banks and trying to offer them food, with a $250 container fee to be paid via PayPal. He has often provided a fake website, referred to himself as Pastor Jenkins and offered turkeys and hams. This person is not affiliated with Feeding America or the Atlanta Community Food Bank. Feed America Miracles does not appear to be a real nonprofit. We advise that you do not accept his offer.
The Atlanta Community Food Bank currently partners with over 600 nonprofit organizations in 29 metro Atlanta and north Georgia counties to provide groceries and meals for hundreds of thousands of people who are struggling to put food on the table. See a map of our service area.
We call these nonprofits our “partner agencies” because we partner together with them to get food to those in need. They receive product from us and, in turn, they provide that product to their clients. ACFB partner agencies include food pantries, community kitchens, shelters, after school programs and more. Their clients include families and individuals who do not have enough financial resources to access enough food for a healthy life.
Food assistance programs must be located in an area of targeted recruitment as established by the Atlanta Community Food Bank using data from Feeding America, National Network of Food Banks, and the U.S. Census.
This is done to ensure the Atlanta Community Food Bank’s resources are allocated strategically and equitably into all communities with need in our service area.
Effective July 1, 2015, the Atlanta Community Food Bank will no longer accept applications for partnership from Personal Care Home or Community Living Arrangements programs.
Currently, food distribution programs that are considered high priority are:
- food pantries
- soup kitchens
- kids programs
ACFB will review all completed applications and make determinations to approve new partners based upon poverty statistics and avoiding duplication or effort of services. A visit, along with a geographical assessment, will assist ACFB in making a final determination of the need for an additional partner agency in that area.
If you have operated a food distribution program as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and have not yet inquired about becoming a partner agency and accessing food from ACFB, we encourage you to do so! Get details on becoming a partner agency.
For more information about ACFB partner agencies or how to become a partner agency, contact Agency Services at email@example.com or 404.892.FEED (3333) x1235.