If you missed the Atlanta Community Food Bank’s HungerWalk/Run in mid-March, don’t despair. In April, there are plenty of opportunities to demonstrate your commitment to fighting food waste and feeding Atlanta’s hungry. Here is just a sampling.
1.) Attend a fundraiser for kids and community gardens.
The Taste of AGlanta on April 18th is an Earth Week Celebration focused on urban agriculture. Proceeds will be used to support the educational school and community gardens in Atlanta’s Westside that are run in conjunction with the Captain Planet Foundation. The event celebrates locally grown produce, showcasing the cuisine of local food-to-table restaurants like JCT Kitchen, Souper Jenny and more. In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to meet Mayor Kasim Reed, his wife and local leaders in Atlanta’s Green Movement. This includes Holly Elmore, the Founder, and CEO of Elemental Impact, a non-profit that works with facilities like the Georgia World Congress Center and the Atlanta Airport to reduce waste by promoting composting, recycling and other environmentally friendly practices.
As an in-kind Sponsor of this event, Second Helpings Atlanta will be rescuing and delivering extra food to The Covenant House, one of our new Partner Agencies.
2.) Learn more about hunger in Atlanta.
Attend the 6th Annual Hunger Seder at Ahavath Achim Synagogue on April 27th. You don’t have to be Jewish to attend and enjoy this traditional Passover Seder celebrating the exodus from slavery in Egypt. During the meal, you will learn about organizations in Atlanta fighting hunger, including SHA. You’ll also learn more about Atlanta’s specific challenges and how you can help.
3.) Become a Second Helpings Atlanta Volunteer driver.
As a Second Helpings Atlanta food rescue Volunteer, the task is simple and satisfying. Once a month you drive to a Food Donor location (school, restaurant, store, etc.), pick up a surplus food donation and deliver it to a Second Helpings Atlanta partner Agency where it is distributed to the hungry. It takes about 90 minutes a month. We’ll find a route that works for you. Unable to lift heavy loads? No problem. Need to be done by school bus time? We can handle that, too. Learn more about Second Helpings Atlanta Volunteer Opportunities.
Enjoy this beautiful month and the many opportunities to learn and serve. Thanks for being part of our community. Happy Spring!