Kicking off the summer with our Youth Summit

This week, we hosted 18 students from across metro Atlanta for our annual Youth Summit. In three whirlwind days, these high schoolers toured the Food Bank, learned about hunger and advocacy in Georgia, played a Community Food Game (which is a LOT of fun), visited the State Capitol, packed food boxes in our warehouse and volunteered at two agencies we serve, Georgia Avenue and Gateway Center. Phew. You can see why I said whirlwind before!

These kids all came from different schools and left yesterday as friends. Each of them filled out an action plan where they committed to do something to address hunger within their community. Some will work with Georgia Organics’ Farm to School program; others will form a team for Hunger Walk/Run 2012, and some will return to volunteer with us or one of the agencies they visited yesterday.

But enough from us – we hope you’ll take a moment to hear what they had to say about their experience this week. To see their full video blogs, visit our YouTube channel. Be sure to also check out our Flickr channel for ALL the photos!