2016 MLK Day Essay Contest

The Atlanta Community Food Bank invites students between the ages of 8-17 to participate in our second annual MLK Day Essay Contest! This is an amazing opportunity for students to share personal narratives dealing with individual experience and reflections on Dr. King's legacy. All participants will be recognized at our MLK Day of Service Essay Contest Ceremony on January 18, 2016, at 11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Winners of the contest will read their essays aloud and will receive awesome cash prizes and plenty of Food Bank swag!

Contest Rules

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MLK Youth Essay Contest

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday and legacy, the Atlanta Community Food Bank is hosting the MLK Day YOUTH Essay Contest! Contestants must be between the ages of 8-17 to enter, and all entries are due on Monday, January 12 by noon. The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will be invited to read their essays at a special invitation only luncheon at ACFB on January, 19 from 11:30 am-1:00 pm. 

Winners will also receive cool prizes and plenty of ACFB "Swag"! Please submit entries to stephanie.burton@acfb.org

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Learning More About Where Food Comes From

Last month, around 30 high school students from all over the state came together for Georgia Organics’ Farm to School training at the Atlanta Community Food Bank. Farm to School helps get fresher and more nutritious food into schools all over the country. They support education through community gardens; some of which are in schools around the Atlanta area. I do a bit of gardening myself and I feel my school lunches are insufficient to say the least, so I was very excited to learn more about their program. 

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