ATLANTA, Nov. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Atlanta Community Food Bank has been awarded the highest rating for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency by Charity Navigator, the country's largest and most-utilized independent evaluator of charities.
For four consecutive years, Charity Navigator has awarded the Atlanta Community Food Bank an "exceptional" ranking of four stars out of a possible four, demonstrating adherence to good governance and fiscal responsibility. Only seven percent of the charities rated by Charity Navigator have received at least four consecutive, four-star evaluations, indicating that Atlanta Community Food Bank outperforms most other charities in America.
"This exceptional ranking reflects Atlanta Community Food Bank's (ACFB) continuous commitment to financial stewardship and transparency when it comes to charitable contributions and maintaining the public's trust," said Arlene Glaser, ACFB Board Chair. "This distinction highlights ACFB's hard work in remaining true to its mission to fight hunger by engaging, educating and empowering our community."
Charity Navigator provides essential information that gives donors greater confidence in the charitable choices they support. The designation from Charity Navigator differentiates ACFB from its peers and demonstrates to the public that it is worthy of their trust.
ABOUT THE ATLANTA COMMUNITY FOOD BANK
The Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB) began operating in 1979 from a small space at St. Luke's Episcopal Church. ACFB now distributes more than 50 million pounds of food and grocery products each year from a 129,600 square-foot facility in N.W. Atlanta. The product is accessed by more than 600 partner nonprofits that provide food assistance to families and individuals in 29 counties across metro Atlanta and north Georgia. ACFB leads seven distinct projects that reinforce its mission to fight hunger by engaging, educating and empowering our community: Atlanta Prosperity Campaign, Atlanta's Table, Community Gardens, Hunger 101, Hunger Walk/Run, Kids In Need and Product Rescue Center.
ACFB is a member of Feeding America, the national network of more than 200 food banks. For more information on the Food Bank, visit www.acfb.org, and for more information on Feeding America visit www.feedingamerica.org.
SOURCE Atlanta Community Food Bank