Let’s keep moving forward

My website volunteer has been elsewhere for awhile so we’re a bit behind here, but I hope you’ve been following on Facebook where I post up-to-the-minute breaking news. Now, let’s just jump in again and keep moving forward, starting with Willie in receiving and Shawil in produce from Whole Foods. Two good guys.

1800 pounds, and a ton of help

Thank goodness for Dina Pettersen-Riquelme! When I thought I was going solo today, Dina showed up to help me load the van or should I say, I helped her. Mondays at Costco haven’t been up to snuff, as they say but today was huge. I’d say about 1800 lbs and she wouldn’t let me lift…

Thank you, all

I put a call out for help and I got it. Volunteers at Costco; Billy, Dina, Shawn, Nancy Scalera, and Dana Volunteers at Jewish Family Service; Sheri, Jean, Amy, Fran and Karen. Volunteers at Fugees; Sohaib, Zain, Myo Ku and Karim Thank you, all. I literally couldn’t have done it without you.

Big news

BIG NEWS 1. Todd Besmertnik has been with HFA about one year!!! 2. Helping Feed Atlanta has been helping feed Atlantans for 5 years this week!!! 3. January 21st marked year two picking up produce from Costco Brookhaven. and then, there’s this… 4. Costco is in the process of expanding its food donation program which,…

Topped all previous

Today topped all previous “this was the biggest of all time ” posts. Luckily, I had a lot of help. Shawn Herman, Robyn Elliott and Doug Fallon loaded the big van and a pick up, both filled to capacity. Toco Hills Community Alliance was able to take it all. My helpers unloaded me, Melissa, Robyn,…

Random acts

Random acts . . . I’m used to hard luck stories from people trying to raise a little money. I always listen to all their stories and sometimes I’ll give a few dollars but today was different. A woman waved me over to her car at the gas station and I though, here comes another…

A lot of guac

Got a call from Whole Foods On Ponce: “We’ve got guac and other things; can you pick it up?” Yes!!! I took my small car because it didn’t sound like much. I was wrong. I had to go back home for the big van, and then loaded up. A good problem! Sarah at Open Door…

“I feel good”

Another extra large donation from Costco today. Most of the places we deliver to are closed today but I figured I’d load up the van and I’d find a place. I did. First stop — Atlanta Union Mission where I met these 5 guys. Next stop — My Sister’s House, a housing and homeless shelter, where…

With thanks

A big thank you to all of Helping Feed Atlanta’s volunteers, even if it was only one time; I couldn’t have done it without you. A big thank you to any who have donated time or money to HFA; I couldn’t have done it without you either. For those of you that would like to…

Extra, extra

Extra, extra! Read all about it! It will be two years this January 15th since Costco Brookhaven (in metro Atlanta) started to donate produce to Helping Feed Atlanta. Then, six months later, Costco – Cumberland Mall began donating and now, AS OF TODAY, Costco Alpharetta is donating. Helping Feed Atlanta was stretched too thin so we…

“I’m only a volunteer”

“I’m only a volunteer.” That’s what Becca told me when I asked if I could post her picture here. Becca with the blonde hair is pictured here with Jacqui, volunteer for Community Assistance Center. Without volunteers, Helping Feed Atlanta wouldn’t be collecting 30,000 lbs of donated produce a month. Without volunteers we wouldn’t be feeding…

Bingo!

I put a call out for volunteers and bingo, HFA got the help we needed. Meet today’s Helping Feed Atlanta team who have all volunteered before. L to R, Yogi Prabhu Acarya, Rochelle Burdine and Nancy Scalera. We gleaned about 1,000 lbs from Costco and spread the wealth all over town. And a big “way…