Next year, new heights

So long 2015. It has been great. Thank you to all who follow us on FB and here on our website, and thanks for your posts — it means a lot to know people are reading my writing. Thank you to all the volunteers, thank you Costco, thank you to Whole Foods Market’s and Dairy Direct…

Orange you glad you helped?

Wow! Look what Mary and Norman Stevens, 2 day a week volunteers for Helping Feed Atlanta, picked up from one of our partners today. As with all the HFA volunteers, it wouldn’t happen without them. Thank you all.

Surprise, surprise, surprise

Shari Dickerson, her daughter, Beth, and I were prepared to load up the big van with donations from Costco, but nothing today, darn it, but that’s just the way it goes sometimes. I was disappointed because today’s donations were to go to a new organization, Hope Community Center, and they were counting on me. Althought Saturday…

Our man of the Northern Arc

Our man of the Northern Arc, Bruce Nelson, a long time volunteer who drives the “Hippie Van” for Helping Feed Atlanta, checked in this morning with great news. He delivered 690 lbs to the Community Assistance Center  (CAC) and it was a good thing as they were on E. Bruce had three more Whole Foods…

Sharing the bounty

While Malachi’s Storehouse and Toco Hills Community Alliance, are closed this week, I’ve found other places to deliver produce and believe me, it’s not hard to find a food bank that looks after its community. Today, Irma, a sweet woman with a big heart and a volunteer at Malachi’s Storehouse, led me to her church,…

Thank you, Costco

I don’t thank Costco enough, so thank you once again. What they have done to help me feed Atlanta is immeasurable. Another huge donation, the proceeds of which went to Toco Hills Community Alliance and Jewish Family & Career Services of Atlanta. Pictured is Jennifer from JS&CS. Donate today to Helping Feed Atlanta and help…

Gargantuan

On a day that I needed help loading donated produce from Costco into the big van, I got it. (L to R) Katie, Shari’s granddaughter, Shari Dickerson, John and Nick were all at Costco at 9:00 to help. Thank you all. I’ve said it before and I’m saying it again. This was the biggest donation of…

True colors

A BRAND NEW DAY(I hope someday soon). Today I attended the annual holiday show at Fugees Family, one of the non profits to which Helping Feed Atlanta delivers, a school in Clarkston, Ga. whose students are all refugees from wartorn countries all over the world. I have been to their show before but today was more meaningful…

Poetry in motion

Today was another great day for a few reasons. The weather was fantastic. My two regular Wednesday volunteers were unable to pick up today, so I got to see some Whole Foods Market employees that I haven’t seen in a while, and… A good friend won a prize in a contest. The prize was a…

Unfortunately, not hard at all

Tis the season when some of the non profits Helping Feed Atlanta deliver to are closed for the holidays. So, how hard was it to find new places that help feed those in need? Unfortunately, not hard at all. There are no shortage of hungry and homeless people in Atlanta and even your city or…

Newest and youngest volunteer

Helping Feed Atlanta’s newest and youngest volunteer. Cody Sean Wertheimer is a senior at Weber High and a big help to me today. Here he is with the ladies in the kitchen at Malachi’s Storehouse.

Dairy direct to those in need

I received a call from Dairy Direct, a dairy wholesaler in Forest Park, asking if Helping Feed Atlanta could distribute juices, milk and butter to those in need. Absolutely! This was the second call from dairy direct, the first being 10 days ago, with lots and lots of milk. Another thank you to Marlene Happek…