Hunger Action Month 2012

Thank you to everyone who pitched in to engage, educate, and empower our community to fight hunger during Hunger Action Month 2012! 

Here are just a few highlights of what we accomplished together:

  • 228 people downloaded our brand new Recipe for Change toolkit, pledging to share a meal and a conversation about hunger with friends. Didn’t have time to organize your event? No worries. Send us your Recipe for Change pictures and reflections any time!
  • Volunteers and staff highlighted the link between hunger, nutrition, and access to healthy foods at 6 local Farmers’ Markets, engaging over 800 people.
  • Outstanding metro area partners like the Atlanta Braves, the Jewish community, and the Mormon community collected over 76,000 pounds of food to feed our neighbors in need!
  • The Bonner Scholars programs at Morehouse and Spelman Colleges launched a new partnership with ACFB to build up the next generation of hunger heroes. 13 student interns will dedicate 140 hours each at various ACFB programs and on their campuses to fighting hunger over the next year.
  • 1,365 volunteers sorted 261,540 pounds of food in our Product Rescue Center.

We have a lot to celebrate! But hunger isn’t confined to just one month out of the year. It’s an ever-present worry for 1 in 6 people in our community, especially as we head into the holiday season when food takes on heightened meaning in our lives. Be sure to stay informed through our eNewsletter and follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Thank you again everyone!