Georgia United Foundation donated more than $5,000 to the Atlanta Community Food Bank this year through their annual Can Hunger food drive.
This marks seven years of the food drive that brings members, local residents and businesses together to donate non-perishable food items or money to local food banks.
“We live in a state where one in seven residents struggles to get enough food to eat and one in five children don’t get enough food to eat,” said Kyle Waide, CEO and president of Atlanta Community Food Bank. “With the support from great organizations like Georgia Untied Credit Union, we can provide essential meals for those who might otherwise go hungry. This year alone, Georgia United’s donation will help us provide more than 20,000 meals.”
Georgia United branch communities have collected more than 250,000 cans of food to support local food banks since the program began.
“We run this program in February each year because we understand that food pantries run low after the holidays,” said Kim Wall, Georgia United’s director of business and community development. “We are grateful for the generous donations and are proud to help support our community.”