What is the relationship between the Atlanta Community Food Bank Walmart?
Walmart is a major donor to the Atlanta Community Food Bank. They donate food as well as money through some individual store grants. In addition they are a sponsor of one of our biggest fundraisers, Hunger Walk/Run.
We regularly pick up reclaimed food from over 80 stores, which includes Sam's Club locations. Last fiscal year (July 2011-June 2012) they donated over 8.5 million pounds of food.
Are the needs of ACFB higher during the holidays?
The support we get during the holiday season helps us meet the need during the winter months, but the time of year with the most need is actually summer when kids are out of school and parents have to feed them all three meals at home.
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The best thing to do is visit our web site ACFB.org to find ways to help. We have volunteer opportunities but those are few and far between during the holidays because space fills up fast. BUT, people can of course donate money (for every $1 donated, we can put $8.47 back into the community) host a food drive (live or virtual), schedule a Hunger 101 class for a group to learn more about the issue, or attend a fundraising event among other things.
If you are here in Atlanta, please consider helping the Atlanta Community Food Bank as they fight hunger. This is a wonderful opportunity to teach children about the necessity to give back!