It fits in with a no-waste initiative by the NFL, Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The food effort included donations from hotels, restaurants, event and site organizers and various organizations.
The Atlanta Community Food Bank worked in partnership with Second Helpings Atlanta, a nonprofit food rescue organization whose mission is to reduce hunger and food waste in metro Atlanta area by getting surplus food and distributing it to those in need.
“When game day came, we were prepared,” he said. The food included beverages, snacks and a variety of produce - all previously unserved.
Waide said the nonprofit often benefits from big events, including the 1996 Summer Olympics.
“It’s less about quantity and more about the unique opportunity to leverage special events to make a difference for our neighbors in need.”