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Combatting Food Insecurity in Atlanta

By February 27, 2023Atlanta Jewish Community

Federation is proud to join with other faith-based organizations from across Greater Atlanta to reduce the impact of food insecurity across our communities. In proud partnership with the Atlanta Food Bank, Federation invites you to join us Sunday, March 12th, at noon at the Home Depot Backyard in downtown Atlanta for the Hunger Walk—an afternoon of walking (or running!) for a good cause, family-friendly activities, food trucks, and more.  When you register or donate, make sure to search for Team Feederation! 

Our participation in the Food Bank’s Hunger Walk enables us to work in partnership, across the community, to make a difference in the lives of many. Last year, the Jewish community raised $81,878 for the Hunger Walk. A portion of these funds were allocated through the Atlanta Food Bank, and more than half was distributed by Federation to programs funding hunger and food-related causes in the Jewish community. In 2022, the money raised through the Hunger Walk supported 14 organizations including Kosher food programs, shelters, and food distribution programs. 

In addition to the Hunger Walk, Federation also supports the Jewish Family & Career Services Kosher Food Pantry, which serves those experiencing food insecurity in our community.  So far in FY ‘23, through weekly, in-person distributions, the Kosher Food Pantry has served 801 Jewish Households and 1513 Jewish Individuals. Of these, 914 are seniors and 248 are children.   

Federation also works with Repair the World Atlanta, which partners with urban gardens across the city that address the need for healthy food in their neighborhoods. Their long-standing partner, Historic Westside Gardens, has empowered over 70 households to create and maintain their own gardens, providing direct access to fruits and vegetables. Atlanta Repair will be offering monthly opportunities, beginning Saturday, March 18, to volunteer in these community gardens. Atlanta Repair also partners with organizations such as Bagel Rescue and The Sandwich Project, which combat food waste by delivering bagels and sandwiches donated by local restaurants and cafes.  

Federation is proud to support initiatives that combat food insecurity across Atlanta and the world. We hope you can join us at 12 pm on Sunday, March 12th, at the Home Depot Backyard for the Hunger Walk!  

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