“The Atlanta Community Food Bank has a goal that, by 2025, all hungry people across metro Atlanta and North Georgia will have access to the nutritious meals they need when they need them. Through our commitment to this goal we have identified several areas that will contribute to our achievement: increasing access to healthy nutritious foods through our 600 partner agency network, ensuring more fresh produce is available through our various programs, increase access to meals for children and their families through our school pantry and summer meals programs and ensuring families are able to prepare the food they receive from the Food Bank through nutrition education such as cooking classes and cooking demonstrations on videos shared through the partner agency network and beyond.
"The Atlanta Community Food Bank has committed to increasing these metrics by June 2020 in the following manner: increase the number of meals served through partner agencies by 15%, increase distribution of fresh fruit and vegetables by 7%, in year 1, implement school pantries at 10 sites, serving at least 400 children during the summer to distribute shelf-stable and fresh produce to families in low-socioeconomic communities in the greater Atlanta area while also increasing the number of families served by the School Pantry Program during the school year by 15%. After the initial year, increase number of school pantry sites and children served by 15%, increase the number of summer meal sites by 15%. Conduct at least 30 demonstrations annually in the learning kitchen for clients on recipes that meet the FA Healthy Recipe guidelines and the American Heart Association Checkmark and Develop a video series of 10 videos that showcase culturally appropriate recipes that use items from the food bank.”