ATLANTA, Sept. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Sept. 8, more than 200 food banks across the country, including the Atlanta Community Food Bank, are asking their communities to step up and "Go Orange" by wearing the national color of hunger awareness to help fight hunger and support the national Hunger Action Month movement.
Nearly 900,000 people—or 1 in 7.5—across metro Atlanta and north Georgia struggle to provide food for themselves and their families and lack access to enough nutritious food. Hunger Action Month offers a chance for everyone to take action and raise awareness around this critical issue.
For Hunger Action Day, the Atlanta Community Food Bank and Atlantic Station are teaming up to combat hunger with a lunchtime event, inviting guests to sample free chef tastings, support the fight against hunger, enjoy live music and more.
On Sept. 8, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., the Food Bank will take over Atlantic Station's Central Park with live music, engaging experiences, an exclusive tasting from Chef Shaun Doty of Chick-a-Biddy, special bites prepared by Meehan's Public House and samplings from the Food Bank's Nourishing Nook. In addition, Atlantic Station and the Food Bank invite guests to learn about food insecurity, donate with the Food Bank's "Bring A Lunch, Give A Lunch" program and interact with the "Walk the Wall" installation. The lunchtime event is sponsored by Publix.
Every year, the Food Bank works with more than 600 nonprofit partners—including food pantries, community kitchens, childcare centers, night shelters and senior centers—to distribute over 50 million meals to more than 755,000 people in 29 counties across metro Atlanta and north Georgia.
Visit www.acfb.org for ways to volunteer, engage and get involved all month long and follow #hungeractionmonth across social media channels to join in the fight.
About the Atlanta Community Food Bank
The Atlanta Community Food Bank works to end hunger across metro Atlanta and north Georgia with the food, people, and big ideas needed to make sure all members of our community have access to enough nourishment to live a healthy and productive life.
We all need nutritious food to live the lives we imagine. Yet far too many people in our own community experience hunger every day, including children, seniors, and working families.
Through more than 600 nonprofit partners, we help more than 755,000 people get healthy food every year. Our goal is that, by 2025, all hungry people in our service area will have access to the nutritious meals they need when they need them. It takes the power of our whole community to make that possible. Join us at ACFB.org.
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SOURCE Atlanta Community Food Bank