SHA’s Press Coverage: Extra, Extra, Read All About Us!
Second Helpings Atlanta (SHA) Volunteers are “running down the road trying to loosen our load” at a record-setting pace. As our Volunteers Drive Out Hunger One Mile at a Time, our success is off the charts! With two months remaining in 2016, we have already exceeded the milestone of rescuing 1 million pounds of food in a single year.
This news is too big to keep to ourselves. We’ve experienced a surge in media exposure for our impact on hunger in metro Atlanta. Check them out: the Atlanta Journal/Constitution (October 31), Mother Nature Network (October 21), Atlanta Patch (October 20), Flavors Magazine (October 16), Neighbor News (October 12), Atlanta Jewish Times (October 5) and Reporter Newspapers (June 25).
Our momentum is growing
Last week, Whole Foods selected SHA as the beneficiary of 5% of sales from all 8 metro Atlanta locations on October 26th. This was a tremendous honor, and we are grateful to Whole Foods for their recognition and tireless efforts as a Food Donor, helping us fight hunger and reduce food waste in Metro Atlanta.
On November 12th, we will raise awareness with a community-wide Taste of the Trucks fundraising event, highlighting the important work we do and generating much-needed funds to increase our reach and impact. Please plan to join us at this family-friendly festival complete with Atlanta’s favorite food trucks, an arts & crafts market, music all day long, and a fun Kids Zone. We’ll even have a community service project, sponsored by Whole Foods, where your kids can pack lunches and decorate lunch bags for hungry families in Metro Atlanta. SHA Volunteer drivers will deliver this food to Partner Agencies serving people in need.
For more details and to purchase tickets in advance, please visit FreshTix.
Read between the lines
Our exciting events and news coverage are proof positive that our mission is important, our efforts are effective, and our purpose is strong. Being one of our Volunteers means YOU are a big part of our success. I can’t thank you enough for all the ways you help people in need in our community.
As Don Henley says, “No one in this country need go hungry, and alleviating the problem is primarily a matter of readjusting our priorities… at the end of the day, we need to remember that, if one of us is suffering needlessly, all of us are diminished.”
Thank you so much for helping us feed people who are food insecure in Metro Atlanta.