As food banks around the country begin collecting food for the holidays, Kroger is making it easy this year to help “Can Hunger” in Atlanta through donations to the Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB) and other local Feeding America Food Banks.
From Nov. 18 – Dec. 24, Atlanta-area customers can purchase $1, $3 or $5 icons to help provide food for area families in need. All donations collected in the Atlanta area will benefit ACFB, located at 732 Joseph E. Lowery Boulevard.
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.
“The Can Hunger campaign is a great opportunity for Kroger customers to give back to local families in need during the holiday season,” Glynn Jenkins, director of communications and public relations for Kroger’s Atlanta Division, said in a release. “Over the years, our associates and customers have helped us supply food banks with countless meals for the communities we serve, and we hope to mirror that success this year.”