Last week, we held the second of two Youth Summit programs of the summer. A group of 17 students, each from different counties in Georgia, gathered to learn and witness the reality of hunger, and to come up with ideas to help fight it. As they got to know one another, a bond was formed and they really came together to serve the community.
Last week, we hosted 18 high school students from across the Atlanta Community Food Bank’s service area for the summer’s first Youth Summit on Hunger and Poverty. Through interactive and hands-on experiences, the annual four-day summit educates teens about hunger and poverty issues in Georgia and our nation.
A couple weeks ago, I received an email from Saqlain, who participated in the June 2012 Youth Summit on Hunger and Poverty. He expressed his desire to volunteer at one of our Mobile Food Pantry (MFP) distributions. The Food Bank is currently doing seven MFPs a week, so I conferred with Christine, the Agency Services staff member leading the MFP charge. She recommended a MFP taking place Saturday afternoon on January 26th in Dekalb County.