Atlanta Food Bank Observation Report

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This year I volunteered at Atlanta food bank. The Atlanta food bank is an organization that provides food and other critical resources for low-income Georgians who suffer from hunger and food insecurity. The mission of the Atlanta community food bank is to fight hunger by engaging, education and empowering the community. Their mission is lived out every day through seven projects that help engage, educate and empower both people in need and those who want help. I have fulfill the agency’s mission by volunteering at the food bank and being an active participant in organizing and sorting food. Individually and coorpaterly we were able to sort a total of 13,109 pounds of food and provided 8,400 meals. We were able to prepare donations for distribution to over 600 non-profit agencies in metro Atlanta and North Georgia area. I worked together with other volunteers in order to sort, inspect and pack quality groceries. Being part of the community I believe that is is essential for one to become more aware of how serious the food issue is in Atlanta inner cities. I have a better thankfulness of everyone who is involved with the Atlanta food bank because they …show more content…
People who do not have food insecurities and are not from low income household cannot relate to people who do; however, one can donate, volunteer and advocate to help those in need Social change occurs when the communities as a whole come together to make a change. When one can get into the mindset of not just worrying about themselves and just their families but their neighbors and friends and how poverty and the systematic oppression affect them all. For example when volunteering at them Atlanta Community Food Bank it was about bringing stranger and/or friends and families together to work towards a common goal which is to improve the community. People from the inner city community of Atlanta were given the chance to make connection and network to better

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