Kickin’ it old school

Kickin’ it old school today. Picked up from Whole Foods On Ponce and dropped off at Open Door Community, just like I did when Helping Feed Atlanta began Feb. 2012.

Carly on Todd’s anniversary

Carly Arogeti said she wanted to join Todd and me on our Helping Feed Atlanta route today and that was okay by me because she a pretty cool girl…young lady, almost married in fact. What I didn’t realize was she wanted to help in honor of Todd’s 6 month anniversary working for HFA! Not only…

We like cheese

Did I mention we like cheese? See a sample of our cheese sample sampling on our Facebook page. You can’t mention cheese without acknowledging the Head Cheese in the cheese department at Whole Foods Market Briarcliff, Stephen!!! He’s our man.

Expanding!

I’ve been given the okay to begin picking up at Costco in Alpharetta. However, I need volunteers to pick up and deliver. The entire process takes about 90 minutes. It would take a commitment to volunteer one morning a week, every week. That’s it. Any day Monday to Saturday. It’s easier with two people and…

Praying for a massage

  While picking up fruits and veggies from Whole Foods, I was stopped by Utamu who asked what Helping Feed Atlanta does. She’s a massage therapist and an ordained minister and asked how she could help. She said she’d pray for me and I said thanks but I said could really use a massage. Done!…

And then there were three

It took three years of meetings and dozens of phone calls to get Costco Brookhaven on board to partner with Helping Feed Atlanta. January 2015 was our first pick up. A few months later Costco Cumberland became a partner. HFA was stretched thin, so Atlanta Community Food Bank agreed to arrange pick ups with the…

Butter

Today was going to be my day off but then I got a call from Dairy Direct, a wholesaler   at the State Farmers market who asked if I could pick up 42 cases of butter. Of course I couldn’t say no, so… Time to drop of the butter. First stop, Open Door Community Sarah took…

Two Nancies

Recently I had the help of two Nancies: Nancy Trier Shevitz, my sister; and Nancy Scalera, a good friend. It was a good thing because that day was in the top three of donation days ever — 2215 pounds! Thank you, Nancies . . .  and Costco.

The even scarier part

It’s been hot and my website volunteer has been slacking off (she told me to tell you that) so you may have missed a week or two (or month) of updates, but rest assured we’ve been rockin’ it — follow on Facebook so you don’t miss any coverage in the future! Anyway, here’s Todd today…

A little Grace

Todd and I were stopped today and asked about Helping Feed Atlanta and what we do. I love when this happens because I love talking about it. Please meet Amy and Grace. Grace is the little one. We always meet the nicest people on our route and here are two more. Thanks for stopping us, Amy.

One-on-one time

I’ve known Suehyla El-Attar for a long time but I never got to spend much one-on-one time with her. Today she volunteered to help Helping Feed Atlanta and we hung out, making it a great day for me. First stop was Whole Foods Ponce where we were given a lot of donated fruits and veggies,…

Thank you, Costco

As I wrote an email to another potential Costco partner (that would make three), I calculated how much rescued produce Helping Feed Atlanta (with the help of Second Helpings Atlanta, Inc. and Atlanta Community Food Bank at Cumberland) has picked up and distributed since our partnership with the Brookhaven and Cumberland Costco stores. A conservative…