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0000017b-b11f-d6d2-a7fb-bfbf4fcb0001Jazz 91.9 WCLK, Atlanta’s Jazz Station, will recognize the exceptional work of organizations that have made a difference in Greater Atlanta through a series of on air spotlights and engagement initiatives: WCLK Community Honors presented by Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead. WCLK Community Honors presented by Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead, is a yearlong program that will honor a deserving organization every quarter beginning April 2014. In addition, Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead will make a monetary contribution to each selected organization. Organizations will be selected based on three core values: service, empowerment and merit. “Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead is proud to be an active and significant contributor to the community we serve through outreach activities like WCLK Community Honors,” says Juanita Baranco, COO. “We support endeavors that provide outstanding service, thus strengthen communities and improving the quality of life.”

WCLK-Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead Community Honors Recognizes Atlanta Community Food Bank

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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.