As plans continue for the 2017 AJFF, we are proud to announce that this year, we are partnering with Second Helpings Atlanta (SHA) to rescue any surplus food at Opening Night. It will then be delivered to one of SHA’s partner agencies feeding those in need.
Kenny Blank, Executive Director of AJFF, notes, "AJFF seeks to build a stronger community through the power of cinematic dialogue, but also by partnering with others who share in the goal of making Atlanta a better place for all its citizens. AJFF is proud to partner with Second Helpings Atlanta to tap into the generous spirit of volunteerism and humanitarianism that defines our mutual organizations."
A little more about Second Helpings Atlanta:
SHA's mission is to drive out hunger and reduce food waste in the metropolitan Atlanta area. With an army of over 400 volunteer drivers, SHA serves as a link between a network of 60 Food Donors and 31 Partner Agencies who feed the hungry on a daily basis. SHA Volunteers transport over 100,000 pounds per month of surplus food from Food Donor to Agency and return home in 90 minutes or less.
SHA will be holding its first community-wide event this Saturday, November 12, a Food Truck Festival, at the Field at the Concourse (King and Queen Buildings) at the corner of Peachtree Dunwoody Road and Hammond Drive. Come for a full day of food, fun, music, and more with over 15 food trucks; a Kids Zone with inflatables, face painting, and a community service project for children; live music throughout the day; and an Artists Market.
Tickets are $10 at the door, $5 in advance here. Children under 10 are FREE. VIP Packages are BOGO TODAY!