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An estimated 820,000 people in the Atlanta Community Food Bank's 29-county service area experience hunger and food insecurity annually. Motivated by the knowledge that relieving hunger has the power to change the trajectory of a child's life, we are driven to grow our response to ongoing food insecurity by closing the hunger gap and ensuring all children and families have access to the healthy, nutritious food they need to thrive.

Support for the Growing Healthy Futures Capital Campaign will enable:

Greater Distribution of Nutritious Meals

In 2004, we moved to our current home on Joseph E. Lowery Boulevard. At that time, the new 129,000-square-foot facility was a significant upgrade from the three cramped, converted warehouses we had previously been leasing. Yet, nearly 14 years later, we are experiencing critical space and operational constraints. After months of diligent planning, we have identified a site for a new facility that will meet both current and future needs. Located just inside I-285 on Camp Creek Parkway in East Point, the future home of the Food Bank will enable us to nearly triple the volume of food we source and distribute today. The new facility will not only allow us to grow to distribute 150 million pounds of food in the next 10 years but will support significant additional growth into the future. The new facility will also increase opportunities for more mission-driven community engagement, including larger training space and conference rooms for our more than 20,000 annual volunteers. New warehouse equipment, enhanced technology, and an expanded fleet will also help us optimize our increased operations.

A Distribution Network That Meets People Where They Are

As we grow the capacity of our core infrastructure, we need our partner network to grow with us. To that end, this campaign will help grow the capacity of our partner agencies including new types of partners, stand up capacity for the Food Bank to serve clients directly, and support those investments with talent and technology. For example, investments in the Food Bank's distribution network will support new, cutting-edge collaborations. We will also create innovative partnerships with nontraditional partners, including health clinics, MARTA, and new schools, without straying from our central mission to feed those in need. We have a strong history of building lasting, impactful partnerships and look to lead the state and national network of food banks in new partnership models to improve the lives of the families we serve.