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The Atlanta Community Food Bank is focused on providing food and resources to those in need at this critical time. These include vulnerable, high-risk Georgians, such as seniors with chronic medical conditions and families with school-aged children who have lost access to school meals. Under this added strain, thousands of hardworking families will turn to the Food Bank now and in the months ahead.
Here's how the Food Bank is responding:
1. We are taking extra measures to keep our teams and partners healthy. These teams are our greatest champions and their daily efforts to get needed meals into the community must be protected.
2. We are purchasing additional food to support emergency food distributions. Our normal supply of food donations from retail partners has dropped over the past few months. Our top priority right now is to increase the amount of food available to our network of 700 food providers. Their ability to impact hunger on the front lines depends on our ability to continue operations.
3. We are identifying pockets of unmet need for special mobile distributions. We are setting up mobile pantries for multiple high-need locations and population groups such as hotel and restaurant workers around our service area.
4. We are equipping vulnerable neighbors to find the food they need through both web- and text-based pantry locator tools.