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Atlanta Community Food Bank Celebrates Outstanding Volunteer Groups

ATLANTA, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB) is honoring the incredible volunteer groups which dedicate many hours to help support the Food Bank's mission to fight hunger by engaging, educating and empowering the community.

Whether they sort cans in the Product Rescue Center, restock shelves at Kids In Need, tend to fresh produce in the Community Gardens or help at a special event, ACFB volunteers are a large part of the organization's success every year.

The celebration includes the announcement of this year's Atlanta Community Food Bank Volunteer Service Award winners, highlighting these groups' outstanding service to ACFB and the community. Award winners were honored at a May 1 luncheon.

The ACFB awards were earned by those who exhibited compassion and a true desire to serve the community through their work with the Food Bank throughout 2013. The following is a list of the awards and the award winners for 2014:

  • The Distinguished Volunteer Group Award is presented to:
    • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • The Community Partnership Award is presented to:
    • Clayton State University
    • FOCUS Brands
    • Jewish Family & Career Services of Greater Atlanta
  • The Community Impact Award is presented to:
    • AT&T
    • Bank of America
    • Tzu Chi Foundation

Congratulations to all the 2014 award recipients! To learn about volunteering with the Atlanta Community Food Bank visit www.acfb.org.

About the Atlanta Community Food Bank

The Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB) began operating in 1979 from a small space at St. Luke's Episcopal Church. ACFB now distributes over 45 million pounds of food and grocery products each year from a 129,600 square-foot facility in N.W. Atlanta. The product is accessed by more than 600 partner nonprofits that provide food assistance to families and individuals in 29 counties across metro Atlanta and north Georgia. ACFB leads seven distinct projects that reinforce its mission to fight hunger by engaging, educating and empowering our community: Atlanta Prosperity Campaign, Atlanta's Table, Community Gardens, Hunger 101, Hunger Walk/Run, Kids In Need and Product Rescue Center.

ACFB is a member of Feeding America, the national network of more than 200 food banks. For more information on the Food Bank, visit www.acfb.org, and for more information on Feeding America visit www.feedingamerica.org.

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