After a six-week campaign, Kroger wishes to praise its Atlanta Division customers and associates, including those in Georgia, South Carolina, Northern Alabama, and Eastern Tennessee, for participating in the 2012 Can Hunger campaign that raised more than $478,000 to benefit the Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB) and other local Feeding America Food Banks.
From Nov. 18 through Dec. 24, 2012, Kroger customers supported the annual campaign by purchasing $1, $3 and $5 icons. Each icon purchased benefited Feeding America food banks and helped to provide local families in need with approximately 3.9 to 19.5 meals. The donations collected during the 2012 Can Hunger campaign supported the food banks and communities in which they were raised.
All donations collected in the Atlanta area benefited ACFB, located at 732 Joseph E. Lowery Boulevard.
“Each year the support from our customers across the Atlanta Division is overwhelming,” Glynn Jenkins, director of communications and public relations for Kroger’s Atlanta Division, said in a new release. “And it is with their help that we are able to continue to ‘Can Hunger’ in the communities we serve.”
ACFB volunteers help sort and pack food for nearly 59,000 people who receive emergency food each week through a network of more than 600 partner agencies served by ACFB throughout metro Atlanta and north Georgia.
ACFB is inside of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Warehouse on Atlanta's westside. It was founded by Bill Bolling in 1979 and originally operated out of the basement of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Midtown.
ACFB has an interactive website with helpful information about the various ways to donate and volunteer.
More than 50 million Americans lived in food insecure households last year – according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture – but with the generosity of individuals and businesses, local food banks continue to help feed families across the country.