MPI Georgia members contribute thousands of dollars worth of charitable support and volunteer hours to Atlanta Community Food Bank in keeping with our commitment to improve the community in which we live and work. Our Community Outreach Committee is also working on other volunteer opportunities to help support the ACFB and The Giving Kitchen.
ACFB Food Sorting – Lots of Fun and Team Spirit
A big thank you to all of our MPI Georgia volunteer members along with their families and friends for supporting our food sorting event at the ACFB on Saturday, December 17, 2016.
Pictured from left to right:
The Giving Kitchen Event:Sunday, January 29, 2017
MPI Georgia Hunger 5K Walk/Run: Sunday, March 5, 2017
Mark your calendar and join our MPI Georgia Hunger 5K Walk/Run Team on Sunday, March 5, 2017. Our chapter has a long standing relationship with the ACFB, and we hope to field another enthusiastic (and athletic?) team this year. Join us for this FUNdraising event to support the many services the Food Bank provides to our communities and state.
Mission Statement: The mission of the Atlanta Community Food Bank is to fight hunger by engaging, educating and empowering our community.
About the Atlanta Community Food Bank: The Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB) distributes more than 50 million pounds of food and grocery products each year through a network of more than 600 partner nonprofits that provide food assistance to families and individuals in 29 counties across metro Atlanta and north Georgia. Each week, 80,600 people in 26,300 households are served through ACFB partner agencies. ACFB is one of more than 200 food banks that belong to Feeding America, the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity. Visit www.acfb.org for more information on ACFB or to learn how you can get involved.
Please join your fellow MPI Georgia volunteers as we support the amazing good works of the ACFB (and their partner agencies) in providing food for those less fortunate throughout our State. This is a great way to spend quality time with your fellow industry members, friends, and family. Additionally, the program provides a “feel good” experience as you support those in our community who are in need—it’s also a great opportunity to teach older children the importance of being charitable (Note: children must be at least 8 years old to participate).
MPI Georgia is committed to schedule four (4) outings per year (1 each quarter). We had a great experience together for the sorting day on Saturday, January 16th of this year—thanks again to all who joined us.
A Look at the Extensive Reach of the Food Bank's Services:
The Atlanta Community Food Bank serves over 600 nonprofit partner agencies in 29 metro Atlanta and north Georgia counties. An additional 121 counties benefit from the distribution of food and products from six other food banks in the state.
Additional assistance provided by the State Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), TEFAP, and the Chattanooga Area Food Bank.
ACFB Event: Saturday, December 17, 2016
What a great way to serve the community and “ReConnect” with colleagues and friends at the ACFB Food Sorting Event at the Product Rescue Center. Let’s shoot for a goal of (20) participants during the season of giving.
Date: Saturday, December 17, 2016
Directions: Click here
As you can imagine, it’s always important to know how many guests will be “at the table.” Please pre-register for the confirmed MPI Georgia service shift of 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM on Saturday, December 17, 2016.
1. Click here for the MPI Georgia team registration page
2. Select sign up beside your service date
3. Follow prompts to register and review volunteer waiver
Mission Statement: The mission of The Giving Kitchen is to be a beyond expectation resource to employees of the greater Atlanta Restaurant community who are faced with unanticipated hardship.
Benefit of the Giving Kitchen to the Community: We serve peace-of-mind to those that serve.
Testimonials: Click here to learn more and read stories from the recipients about the assistance they have received from The Giving Kitchen.