The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
The mission of the Atlanta Community Food Bank is to fight hunger by educating, empowering and engaging our community
Founded in 1979, the Atlanta Community Food Bank currently distributes almost 2 million pounds of food and other donated grocery items monthly to more than 800 nonprofit partner agencies in 38 counties in Metro Atlanta and North Georgia. Distributing these donations to low-income Georgians, our partner agencies provide dynamic links between the local community, the Food Bank and our supporters.
It has been many years (1989-1990) since volunteering here. (I was unable to enter those years above, so I put 01/01/2000.) I went with a group from work and was impressed to see the operation there. I'm sure it's changed very much over the years. You can encounter some rotten food and perhaps even some maggots as you sort canned goods, but it was very rewarding work and I felt as though I'd done something worthwhile for others.