Empowering, not enabling

It probably wouldn’t surprise you to know that my volunteers and I get thanked daily for what we do. It feels so good. Would it surprise you to know that there are many who feel that what we do is not a help at all but a hindrance? I’ve been told that we are enabling…

Naked truth

If you want to imagine how much two vans can hold, it’s a whole lot more than what one car could carry (pictured). That’s what 500 pounds of rescued fruits and veggies looks like. The naked truth is that 40% of all food in the United States is wasted, and it doesn’t take much to…

Start here

Now that we have the two vans (and fill them up regularly), it’s hard to believe I used to just use my car for pickups. If you’re thinking about starting something like this near you, all you need is your car. Go to your local supermarket and ask if they donate their edible-but-unsellable produce. If…

Wow. What a ride.

  I can’t believe what’s happened these past four years. I had been helping with a food pantry garden and they needed sprouting potatoes to plant. I asked a supermarket to donate ones they couldn’t sell, and things, well, just grew from there. Now Helping Feed Atlanta, the nonprofit I started as a result, redirects…