WCLK-Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead Community Honors Recognizes Atlanta Community Food Bank
Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead's Community Honors Program selects key Atlanta-area organizations making a positive difference in the community. The current honoree is the Atlanta Community Food Bank.
Founded in 1979, ACFB procures more than 50 million pounds of food and groceries each year and distributes it to more than 600 nonprofit partner agencies serving families and individuals in 29 metro Atlanta and north Georgia counties.
ACFB's founder and executive director is Bill Bolling, who helped create the concept of the food bank in the basement of St. Luke's Episcopal Church on Peachtree Street, and in the years since has created the Atlanta area's largest non-profit, volunteer organization that is involved in not only food distribution but also education and wellness initiatives, community gardening, and others.
The mission of the Atlanta Community Food Bank is to fight hunger by engaging, educating and empowering the community.
Bill Bolling stopped by WCLK to talk about it with Rob Maynard, in an interview which can be heard here and also will air in the WCLK Public Affairs Block, Saturday morning in the 7am hour, before the Tavis Smiley Show.