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Atlanta community Food Bank

As someone who loves food and enjoys trying new recipes, I believe that everyone has the right to a good meal. Earlier in the year, I began to research the Atlanta Community Food Bank, a non-profit organization that plays a major role in helping to feed hundreds of thousands of families in metro-Atlanta and North Georgia. I also had the opportunity to experience firsthand how the ACFB services the community. 18.7% of the people living in Georgia are food insecure, meaning that they do not always know where they will find their next meal, and 28.2% of Georgia children live in food insecure households. I believe, as a people, we should strive to help one another during times of need. Getting involved in making the community a better place is really easy to do. Whether you can donate your time or your money, together we can make a difference.


Hands on atlanta

Through the Hands on Atlanta website, you can find many different opportunities to volunteer. I have personally volunteered as a driver for meal delivery, which allowed me to deliver prepared meals lasting two to three days to residents who are disabled, elderly, and/or on medicare/medicaid. However, opportunities also include mentorship programs, park preservation, book donations, meal preparation, and much more. The organization makes it easy for us all to become more involved in making a direct impact on our community by providing a service network that includes more than 400 nonprofit organizations and schools.


Books for Africa

The mission of Books For Africa is to end the book famine in Africa. With your help, we will help create a culture of literacy and provide the tools of empowerment to the next generation of parents, teachers, and leaders in Africa.

Books donated by publishers, schools, libraries, individuals, and organizations are sorted and packed by volunteers who carefully choose books that are age and subject appropriate. We send good books, enough books for a whole class to use.

They are shipped in sea containers paid for by contributions from people like you. It costs about 50 cents to send a book from the United States to Africa. Books For Africa has shipped more than 36 million books to 49 different countries since 1988.  Over the past 12 months we have shipped 2.4 million books, 154 computers and 62 e-readers containing 467,000 million digital books, as well as 7 new law and human rights libraries to 25 African countries. More than $2.5 million was raised last year to ship the books to the students of Africa.

They are on once-empty library shelves, in classrooms in rural schools, and in the hands of children who have never before held a book. Each book will be read over and over again. When the books arrive, they go to those who need them most: children who are hungry to read, hungry to learn, hungry to explore the world in ways that only books make possible.