February Food Drive benefitting the Atlanta Community Food Bank

I received this announcement today from our Laurel Ridge yahoo group about a food drive going on this month:Atlanta Community Food Bank logo

Inspired by President Obama’s inaugural address, Commissioner Kathie Gannon is offering a challenge to District 6 constituents to “spread the love” during February by making non-perishable food item and/or monetary donations to benefit the Atlanta Community Food Bank and Decatur Cooperative Ministries. Because of our current economic crisis and the toll it has taken on many of our families who are forced to make difficult choices and often go without even the necessities, many of our social service agencies and charitable organizations are also experiencing cutbacks in giving and Commissioner Gannon thought this would be an opportunity to help them help our neighbors. Food collection barrels will be placed in the lobbies of the Maloof Building (1300 Commerce Drive) and 330 Ponce de Leon Ave during the month of February.

The most needed food items currently are: canned tuna, beans, soups, stews, fruit and vegetables; pastas, macaroni and cheese dinners, whole grain and low sugar cereals. Online donations can be made directly to the Atlanta Community Food Bank‘s secure site, just visit my website, www.kathiegannon.com, click on constituent information, then news to access the link. The food bank can leverage over $8 in food and services for every $1 donation. If you have questions, please contact Rita Morgan at 404-371-6353 or remorgan@co.dekalb.ga.us. Please help spread the word and let’s show the spirit of “love thy neighbor” in DeKalb’s District 6.

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