Welcome to the very first “Battle of the Giving” between Staff and Students!
Staff: Pet Drive for Lifeline Animal Project
Students: Food Drive for Atlanta Community Food Bank
Dates: November 26-December 14
Where: Atlanta Community Food Bank boxes will be placed in the hallways throughout the school along with one at the front desk. The Lifeline box will be placed at the front desk as well!
What: ACFB Collection List and the Lifeline Animal Project Collection List
Statistics show that 1 in 7.5 people, or an estimated 755,00 people, in metro Atlanta and north Georgia turn to food pantries and meal service programs to feed themselves and their families each year. This includes more than 164,000 children and more than 64,000 seniors. Each year, 1 in 7 Americans turn to Feeding America network food banks for help. Each week, the Feeding America network serves 5.4 million individuals. The Atlanta Community Food Bank has been a member of the Feeding America network since 1979.
The Museum School is supporting the Atlanta Community Food Bank by conducting a Canned Food Drive that will begin on Monday, November 26th and end on Friday, December 14th. Please send canned food items such as the ones listed by the end of the collection deadline. Unfortunately, fruit, chocolate candy, and other perishable items cannot be accepted.
Most Needed Items
Whole grain foods (whole wheat pasta, brown rice, whole grain cereal, whole wheat flour, whole grain crackers, plain oatmeal
Shelf stable milk (cow, soy, rice, etc.)
Fruit, dried or canned in light syrup or juice
Low-sodium, no salt added vegetables
Low-sodium pasta sauce in plastic container
Foods high in protein (Natural peanut butter, dried beans, dried peas, dried lentils, canned tuna in water, canned salmon in water, canned chicken in water, unsalted nuts)
100% fruit and/or vegetable juice
Cooking oil (olive oil, canola oil)
Together, we can help stock the shelves of the 600 food pantries, community kitchens, childcare centers and senior centers to feed hungry people throughout greater Atlanta and north Georgia. Please continue to support our Canned Food Drive and our 2018 goal of distributing 3,500 cans within the community!
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