I volunteered at the ACFB once before and really enjoyed the experience. So, I was excited to volunteer there again, except this time with my firm, Porter Keadle Moore! I didn’t expect us to get a tour of the facility as part of our community service outing…That was a very pleasant bonus! The tour guide told us a lot about the history of the food bank and their role in the Atlanta community. I learned that they are more far-reaching than I would have ever suspected, serving many areas outside of metro Atlanta and even in other states. They have developed several programs and activities that I didn’t know about; like the Community Garden, Hunger 101, and Atlanta’s Table. I was really impressed by their efforts to educate the community at large to the presence and effects of hunger in our world.
Then, of course, there was the actual work that we did while there. My role was packing boxes and it’s not as simple as you may think! There is a definite system to their process, but it went smoothly with a little practice. What I enjoyed most about the actual work was that we were all performing different tasks to accomplish the goal. But, at the same time, we were able to talk and interact with one each other and to the ACFB staff and really enjoy ourselves in the process.
I am very grateful for the opportunity to give back at the ACFB with PKM and thank all the ACFB staff for the patience and assistance while we were there. I look forward to being to help out at the ACFB again in the future.
--Beth Bell, PKM Audit Staff