The mission of the Atlanta Community Food Bank is to fight hunger by engaging, educating and empowering our community. While its core work is food distribution, its efforts extend far beyond that. The Food Bank's 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. Its seven projects are Atlanta Prosperity Campaign, Atlanta’s Table, Community Gardens, Hunger 101, Hunger Walk/Run, Kids In Need and Product Rescue Center.
Food pantries, community kitchens, childcare centers, night shelters, and senior centers are among the agencies that receive product from ACFB.
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.
Donors include manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, brokers, restaurants, food drives, gardens and individuals, and the product is easily accessed by its 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.
ACFB procures over 61 million pounds of food and groceries (more than 50 million meals) each year and distributes it to more than 600 nonprofit partner agencies serving families and individuals in 29 metro Atlanta and north Georgia counties.