Wednesday, 29 May 2013 14:41

Strike Out Hunger with the Atlanta Braves Featured

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This Friday, May 31st, help the Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB), and Kroger “strike out hunger” at the Braves vs. Nationals Game.

From 6:30-7:00, you can benefit the ACFB by donating 20 food items or $20 and you will get a signed autograph from Braves Pitcher Luis Avilan. If you want to continue to collect autographs while helping our community, you will be pleased to find out that you can donate to the ACFB for an autograph of a Braves Pitcher at any Friday Braves home game during the 2013 season.

If you donate at the June 14th game you will receive a Craig Kimbrel autograph and at the June 28th game you will receive a Kris Medlen autograph. The Braves Pitcher autograph for the remaining games this season is still to be determined.

If you choose to donate food, please note that the items that the ACFB needs the most of are as follows:

  • Peanut Butter
  • Canned Tuna
  • Canned Beans
  • Canned Soups, Stews, and Pastas
  • 100% Fruit Juice
  • Macaroni and Cheese Dinners
  • Whole Grains and Low Sugar Cereals

The ACFB distributes food to over 600 nonprofit partner agencies in metro Atlanta and north Georgia counties. The partners include food pantries, community kitchens, childcare centers, night shelters, and senior centers. However, the ACFB does more than food distribution as they also work to eradicate hunger in the long-term by supporting community gardens, helping Georgians find economic security, and other projects that engage, educate, and empower the community.

Additionally, if you choose to support ACFB, you can feel confident that your donation is truly helping their mission, as 94 cents of every dollar donated goes directly to fighting hunger in the community.

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Lindsey Garner

I am a healthcare consultant and blogger enjoying all that Atlanta has to offer! 

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