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The Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB) began operating in 1979 from a small space at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. ACFB now distributes over 45 million pounds of food and grocery products each year from a 129,600 square-foot facility in N.W. Atlanta. The product is accessed by more than 600 partner nonprofits that provide food assistance to families and individuals in 29 counties across metro Atlanta and north Georgia. ACFB leads seven distinct projects that reinforce its mission to fight hunger by engaging, educating and empowering our community: Atlanta Prosperity Campaign, Atlanta’s Table, Community Gardens, Hunger 101, Hunger Walk/Run, Kids In Need and Product Rescue Center.
ACFB is a member of Feeding America, the national network of more than 200 food banks. For more information on Feeding America visit www.feedingamerica.org.
Visit our Facts & Stats page to see the most current statistics on hunger and poverty, and how ACFB is responding to the issues, including our latest distribution numbers.
Latest News Releases:
November 26, 2013. SIMPLE ABUNDANCE COOKING CLASSES ARE THE PERFECT HOLIDAY GIFT
August 9, 2013. INMAN PARK RESTAURANT WEEK IS BACK SEPTEMBER 23-29
March 10, 2013. THOUSANDS HIT THE STREETS FOR HUNGER WALK/RUN
January 23, 2013. REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR THE 29TH ANNUAL HUNGER WALK/RUN
November 5, 2012. ATLANTA RESTAURANT “HOSTS” TO BE ROASTED FOR A GOOD CAUSE
September 21, 2012. OPERATION ISAIAH TO ‘SHARE BREAD’ WITH ATLANTA’S HUNGRY
August 7, 2012. INMAN PARK RESTAURANT WEEK IS BACK SEPTEMBER 24-30
11Alive - 11Alive Prepares Meals for Food Bank (Nov. 26, 2013) Every year, 11Alive partners with the Atlanta Community Food Bank to prepare Thanksgiving meals for local families in need. View Story.
CBS Atlanta - The Great Thanksgiving Dish (Nov. 26, 2013) View story
Fox 5 Atlanta - Canstruction takes over Colony Square (Nov. 8, 2013) You might have a lot of canned goods in your pantry, but chances are they don't look like this. View Story.
CBS Atlanta - Food Stamp Cuts Will Affect 1 in 5 Georgians (Oct. 31, 2013) Georgians who collect food stamps are going to have to get by on a lot less. View Story.
NPR.org - Local Charities Gear Up For Cuts to Food Stamp Benefits (Oct. 31, 2013) More than 47 million Americans who receive food stamps will be getting a bit less starting Friday when a temporary benefit enacted as part of the federal stimulus expires. View Story.
WSB-TV - Food Banks Preparing for Changes to Food Stamp Program (Oct. 31, 2013) View Story.
WABE 90.1FM - Food Stamp Users to See Benefits Cut (Oct. 31, 2013) Georgians who receive food stamps will see a cut to their benefits starting Friday. View Story.
AJC.com - Cuts coming to food stamp program (Oct. 30, 2013) An average family of four on food stamps will see their benefits decline by $36 per month starting Friday, while Congress debates further reductions to a program that ballooned during the recession and now covers 1.9 million Georgians. View Story. (Requires myAJC subscription.)
NPR.org - Not Another &#@*$! Pledge Drive (Oct. 22, 2013) Oh, pledge season. We hope you, like us, have come to embrace the real gems of public radio membership drives: the very creative, clever and quirky ways the staff at our Member Stations show you they really mean it when they say "your support is vital to what we do.' View blog.
AJC.com - Atlanta Apartment Association's Food-A-Thon (Oct. 18, 2013) Photos of Food-A-Thon celebration parade. View photos.
CBS Atlanta - Nation could see billions cut from food stamp program (Sept. 20, 2013) The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill Thursday that would cut $40 billion from the nation's food stamp program over about a decade. That could severely impact the nearly two million Georgians who use the program to help put food on the table. View Story.
GPB - Poor Georgians' Food Stamps At Risk (Sept. 20, 2013) Food donation agencies are scrambling after Congress moved to cut millions of Americans from food stamps. Two million Georgians receive nutrition assistance. View Story.
CBS Atlanta's Better Mornings - Sneak Peek of Inman Park Restaurant Week (Sept. 18, 2013) View Story.
WSB-TV - Cuts Coming to Food Stamps (Sept. 5, 2013) View Story.
WABE 90.1FM - Atlanta Food Bank Reacts To U.S. Farm Bill Vote (June 21, 2013) The U.S House of Representatives voted against its own version of the farm bill Thursday. That raises questions about funding the nation’s farm and nutrition programs this year. View Story.
Saporta Report - Tax credit program for working class to shift from Food Bank to United Way (June 20, 2013) A successful program that has put money in the pockets of Atlantans who need it most will now be managed by the United Way of Greater Atlanta instead of the Atlanta Community Food Bank. View Story.
My Fox Atlanta - United Way prepares to take over VITA (June 20, 2013) View Story.
WSB-TV - Local Food Bank Worried About Potential Cuts (June 18, 2013) View Story.
The Atlanta Jewish Times - Jewish Community Walks for Good Cause (March 12, 2013) Mother Nature was onboard for this year’s Hunger Walk on March 10, and so were several thousand Atlantans, including representatives from the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta, Jewish Family & Career Services, at least a half-dozen metro Atlanta synagogues and several other Jewish organizations. View Story.
11Alive - Sunday's Hunger Walk to Fill a Growing Need (Mar. 8, 2013) At the Atlanta Community Food Bank's distribution center in northwest Atlanta, driver Tony Brewster picks up two pallets filled with food for the Society of St. Vincent dePaul. View Story.
Northside Neighbor - Atlantans Fight to Walk Hunger (Mar. 6, 2013) For the 29th year, The Atlanta Community Food Bank is hosting its annual Hunger Walk/Run, Sunday, to help almost a third of Georgia’s children, who are living in households without enough food. View Story.
Atlanta InTown - Hunger Run/Walk: Running in memory of a friend (Mar. 1, 2013) One year ago on a sunny winter day, I did something I never thought I would do; I ran a 5k during the Hunger Walk/Run, benefiting the Atlanta Community Food Bank. View Story.
11Alive - Free Tax Help and Spam Warning (Feb. 27, 2013) Almost a third of Americans have already filed their income taxes this year. There is free help available for those who have yet to get started. View Story.
WSB-TV - Free Help For Families Looking to File Taxes (Feb. 21 2013) View Story.
My Fox Atlanta - Power 96.1 Jingle Ball (Dec. 12, 2012) All raffle proceeds benefitted the Atlanta Community Food Bank. View Story.
11Alive - The Great Thanksgiving Dish (Nov. 22, 2012) Local news stations came together to help create 2,700 Thanksgiving meals for the hungry with the Atlanta Community Food Bank. View Story.
CBS Atlanta - The Great Thanksgiving Dish (Nov. 20, 2012) Local news stations came together to help create 2,700 Thanksgiving meals for the hungry with the Atlanta Community Food bank. View Story.
Atlanta Business Chronicle - Slideshow: 25th Annual Food-A-Thon (Oct. 19, 2012) The 25th Annual Food-A-Thon food held a parade and celebration Friday at the Atlanta Community Food Bank. Read More.
Midtown Patch - ACFB helps kick off Hunger Action Month. (Sept. 9, 2012) As the Atlanta Community Food Bank kicked off Hunger Action Month, along with more than 200 other food banks across the nation, the annual food security report from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) was released, indicating that Americans are still struggling to put food on the table. Read more.
Gainesville Times - Ga. Mountain Food Bank gets new home (Aug. 12, 2012) Friday will mark a new beginning for the Georgia Mountain Food Bank in Gainesville. The nonprofit food bank is putting the finishing touches on its new building, the Boomershine Family Logistics Center, this week. The Food Bank will celebrate the completion of the new building Friday with an open house. The facility broke ground last August. (The Georgia Mountain Food Bank is an affiliate of the Atlanta Community Food Bank, serving 44 agencies in north Georgia.) Read more.
AJC - Two views on Food Stamps (July 12, 2012). ACFB Executive Director Bill Bolling addresses food stamp myths in an opinion column alongside opposing view by Atlanta Tea Party Co-founder Debbie Dooley. Read more.
Huffington Post - Hunger is an Economic and Moral Concern (July 1, 2012). ACFB Advocacy and Education Director Laura Lester responds to a previous story by Peter Goodman and urges us to be aware “of what happens when we blindly turn our heads away from those around us in need.” Read more.
Georgia Trend Magazine - Feeding the Hunger: 2012 Georgian of the Year (January 2012). Bill Bolling has dedicated his life to engaging, educating and empowering disparate – sometimes, desperate – people and institutions, bringing them together to solve the problems within their communities, coaxing the body politic to heal itself. It’s been one long and elaborate game of connect-the-dots for Bolling, who is genetically inclined to always say yes, but does not want this story to be about him. He wants it to be about the dots. Read more.