Thank you, we did it. We raised $104,854 which will help the Atlanta Community Food Bank provide 419,416 meals to struggling kids, seniors and families across our community.
If you would still like to donate and help hungry children, families and seniors in Atlanta right now due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you still can.
Every $1 helps provide up to 4 meals for:
• Hungry children
• Hardworking families
• Struggling seniors
Where will your donation go?
Your gift is helping to fuel the Food Bank’s emergency response in this moment by:
• Purchasing additional food to support emergency food distributions.
• Providing groceries to children and families who are facing the loss of school meals and wages due to closures.
• Adding special mobile pantries in high-need locations around our 29-county service area.
• Equipping vulnerable neighbors to find the food they need through both web- and text-based pantry locator tools.
The Atlanta Community Food Bank is launching its new “Text for Help '' SMS platform to assist those children, families and seniors who need access to food during the current crisis of the COVID-19 coronavirus. This easy-to-use phone-based program enables its users to locate the nearest food pantries simply by sending a text.
“One in seven Georgians are food insecure. With statistics like this, the new text program for locating food will prove an invaluable resource for a great number of children and adults facing hunger in our area,” said Kyle Waide, President and CEO of the Atlanta Community Food Bank.
How Text for Help Works:
The Text for Help SMS function recognizes two keywords – ‘findfood’ (no space) in English or ‘comida’ in Spanish. Each keyword will activate automated responses in the relevant language. When a person texts either keyword to 888-976-2232 (ACFB), they’ll be prompted for their zip code or address to enable location services for food pantries closest to them. Responses will include a list of three different nearby pantries and their contact information. If no pantries are located within a 10-mile radius from the zip code entered, the program provides information on the nearest food pantries in neighboring zip codes.
At this time Atlanta Community Food Bank is not accepting donations of any food products.