ATLANTA — Members of the Buckhead Business Association (BBA) and the Atlanta Business Alliance (ABA) volunteered Tuesday at the Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB).
Volunteers inspected, sorted and packaged food donations that will be distributed to those in need. Bob Gibeling, a public relations consultant and vice president of community affairs for the BBA, spearheaded the volunteer initiative for the BBA.
“I was delighted when my proposal for the BBA to volunteer for the Atlanta Community Food Bank was enthusiastically approved,” Gibeling said. “We want to help people who are in need of food get back on their feet, which is especially appropriate as we get close to Thanksgiving, a time when we express gratitude for our blessings. Our members are showing their generosity and public spirit in a tangible way by giving their time to this worthwhile project, helping the Food Bank, which serves many thousands of people across most of north Georgia.”
Founded in 1979, the ACFB distributes more than 45 million pounds of food and grocery products annually through a network of 600 local and regional partner nonprofit organizations in 29 counties in North Georgia. The organization relies on more than 20,000 volunteers to help with its operations.
“One of the ways associations can make a difference in the community is by volunteering with worthy organizations like the Atlanta Community Food Bank,” said Scott Reiser, co-founder and CTO of Passio Technologies, secretary of the BBA and president of the ABA. “Volunteering can be a lot of fun, as we demonstrated today, and it’s great to see business leaders come together to do good for the community.”
Bill Bolling, founder and former executive director of the ACFB, addressed the BBA on March 26, telling the organization to focus on the initiatives that bring the community together. For more information, visit buckheadbusiness.org.