Atlanta Community Food Bank is celebrating its 40th anniversary by honoring Hunger Action Month with September activities. CONTRIBUTED

Atlanta Community Food Bank celebrates 40 years

Atlanta Community Food Bank is celebrating its 40th anniversary of actively working to make sure children, families, adults, and the elderly in Metro Atlanta and North Georgia have access to nutritious food. During that time, the nonprofit organization has seen its reach grow from a single community kitchen to more than 600 partner agencies serving nearly three quarters of a million people.

Since September is Hunger Action Month, the Atlanta Community Food Bank is organizing several events and activities to increase awareness and inspire people to get involved with the Food Bank’s mission:

A Tribute to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church — Atlanta Community Food Bank was founded in 1979 by Bill Bolling, in the Community Kitchen at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. As a special thank you the organization will be presenting the church with the gift of a photo mural made up of hundreds of photos from food bank volunteers, partners and food recipients.

End Hunger One Helping At a Time — Together with Feeding America, the Food Bank is seeking 4,000 actions from the public - a donation, a volunteer shift, a social media post, wearing orange - actions that will help end hunger, one helping at a time. Be sure to tag the Food Bank on social media @ACFB, by using the hashtag #HungerAction.

Hunger Action Day - Atlanta - Also coinciding with the Atlanta Community Food Bank’s 40th Anniversary will be Downtown Atlanta’s extension of Hunger Action Eve, part of Feeding America’s Hunger Action Month

initiative. On Sept. 13, prominent buildings throughout the city will “go orange” to show support and raise awareness for ending hunger and food insecurity. Ponce City Market, the King & Queen buildings, City Hall, the Sky Wheel,

Georgia’s Own digital display, Mercedes Benz Stadium, King & Spalding and Atlantic Station will be showing their support by illuminating orange lights - the official color of hunger awareness.

Hunger Action Month at Colony Square - In support of Hunger Action Month and Atlanta Community Food Bank’s 40th Anniversary, Colony Square is teaming up with Whole Foods to give back and feed the community. Colony

Square is inviting office tenants and Midtown neighbors to donate non-perishable food items to help fill 40 boxes for those in need on Sept. 25. Information: csq.click/ham

Information: ACFB.org.

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