It Sure Tastes Like Summer
487 Pounds of Fresh Tomatoes Donated by Hickory Hills Farms
Earlier this week, Myron Smith with Second Helpings Atlanta picked up 487 pounds of Grape tomatoes and Sun Gold tomatoes generously donated by Susan and Garry Shaw of Hickory Hills Farms. After dividing the bounty of glorious fresh tomatoes, he delivered more than 100 pounds each to four different partner agencies of Second Helpings Atlanta:
- Atlanta City Baptist Rescue Mission
- Atlanta Mission
- Gateway Center
- My Sister’s House
Myron shared a quick story about the impact of Hickory Hills Farms’ donation: “When I went back to My Sister’s House this afternoon to deliver another donation, fresh surplus food we rescued from the Morningside Farmers Market, one of the people who runs the dining services program took me in to their walk-in cooler. She was eager to show me that she had prepared a dinner salad with the Grape tomatoes for the 250+ women and children who live at My Sister’s House. She was so excited to have this wonderful produce!”
Second Helpings Atlanta appreciates every food donor’s continued support to help reduce food insecurity and hunger in Atlanta by providing nutritious foods to those in need. The food donations SHA receives from our 75+ food donors help the 45+ partner agencies we serve reduce their food purchase cost and allow them to use the savings to fund the critical programs that help their clients.
SHA rescued 1,530,976 pounds of food in 2017, a 13% increase over 2016. In total, SHA managed 7,384 pick-ups, with an average food rescue of 207 pounds, enough to provide 173 nutritious meals.
To learn more about becoming a Food Donor or Partner Agency, to donate or join Second Helpings Atlanta’s community of volunteer drivers, visit secondhelpingsatlanta.org.