Transforming the Marketplace

Atlanta Community Food Bank

2018 Progress Report

Year Committed: 2017
Length of Commitment: 3 years

Committed to increase distribution of fresh fruit and vegetables by fifteen percent and expand its community programs.

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Verified Results

    • Commitment Element

      Increase the number of meals served through partner agencies by 15%.
    • Progress To Date

      Atlanta Community Food Bank served 61,345,771 meals through 219 partner agencies in FY 2017-2018. The represents a 3% increase in meals served above baseline.

    • Implementation Date

      June 2020
    • Reporting Date

      September 2018
    • Commitment Element

      Increase distribution of fresh fruit and vegetables by 7%
    • Progress To Date

      Atlanta Community Food Bank met its goal to increase fresh produce distributions. In FY 2017-2018, the Food Bank distributed 8,458,342 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables and 6,986,542 pounds of fresh enabled produce. This represents an increased distribution of 1,314,503 pounds or 9.3% over baseline.

    • Implementation Date

      June 2020
    • Reporting Date

      September 2018
    • Commitment Element

      Increase the number of families served by the School Pantry Program during the school year by 15%
    • Progress To Date

      Atlanta Community Food Bank has exceeded its commitment to serve 15% more families through its school food pantry program. During the 2017-2018 school year, 16,197 families participated, representing an increase of 53% more families served than in the baseline year.

    • Implementation Date

      June 2020
    • Reporting Date

      September 2018
    • Commitment Element

      Increase the number of summer meal sites by 15%
    • Progress To Date

      Atlanta Community Food Bank operated 32 summer meals sites in the summer of 2018, serving 42,037 meals to children and their families. Atlanta Community Food Bank continues to work toward its commitment to increase summer meals sites by 15%.

    • Implementation Date

      June 2020
    • Reporting Date

      September 2018
    • Commitment Element

      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.
    • Progress To Date

      Atlanta Community Food Bank has exceeded their commitment by implementing School Mobile Food Pantries at 15 sites, serving 2,585 families and 13,788 children in the summer of 2018. School pantries distributed 75,211 meals and 27,167 pounds of fresh produce during the summer months.

    • Implementation Date

      June 2020
    • Reporting Date

      September 2018
    • Commitment Element

      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.
    • Progress To Date

      Atlanta Community Food Bank conducted 54 healthy cooking classes, presentations and demonstrations during FY 2017-2018. The learning kitchen demonstrations reached 614 participants and featured 40 unique recipes.

    • Implementation Date

      June 2020
    • Reporting Date

      September 2018
    • Commitment Element

      Develop a video series of 10 videos that showcase culturally appropriate recipes that use items from the food bank.
    • Progress To Date

      Atlanta Community Food Bank has curated a YouTube station, Pantry TV, which includes 30 videos on nutrition, healthy eating, cooking, shopping, knife skills and family-friendly recipes. A link to the YouTube channel was shared with all partner food pantries with instructions to show videos while clients are present.

    • Implementation Date

      June 2020
    • Reporting Date

      September 2018

Partner Statement

“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.”