What We Do
Founded in 1979, the Atlanta Community Food Bank procures over 61 million pounds of food and groceries each year and distributes it to more than 600 nonprofit partner agencies serving families and individuals in 29 greater Atlanta and north Georgia counties. For every dollar donated, we are able to distribute $9.36 worth of grocery products back into the community. Put more simply, each dollar provides enough food for 4 wholesome meals for hungry men, women, and children.
Who We Serve
Food pantries, community kitchens, childcare centers, night shelters, and senior centers are among the agencies that receive product from ACFB. In turn, these partner agencies provide food and other critical resources for low-income Georgians who suffer from hunger and food insecurity.
How it Works
ACFB utilizes more than 1,000 volunteers a month, over 100 staff members, a large fleet of trucks and a 129,000 square-foot facility to procure and distribute food and grocery items received from hundreds of donors. Our donors include manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, brokers, restaurants, food drives, gardens and individuals. The product is easily accessed by our partner agencies. They place their orders online and arrange for pick up or delivery. Once the food arrives at the agency, it is provided to families and individuals in need.
How Big is the Need
With 1 in 5 Georgians struggling to put food on the table, and 26.3% of Georgia's children living in poverty, the need for food assistance has grown significantly. Over the past three years, ACFB's food distribution has increased by more than 80% to meet this rising demand. Our ability to continue serving the most vulnerable in our community depends on the support of individuals like you.
It Starts With Food, but it Doesn’t Stop There.
While our core work is food distribution, our efforts extend far beyond that. Our mission is lived out every day through seven projects that help engage, educate and empower both people in need and those who want to help. From supporting community gardens to assisting people in finding economic security, ACFB covers a wide range of opportunities for people to learn and get involved. Our seven projects are Atlanta Prosperity Campaign, Atlanta’s Table, Community Gardens, Hunger 101, Hunger Walk/Run, Kids In Need and Product Rescue Center. Learn more about ACFB’s seven community projects.