/PRNewswire/ -- Infinity Insurance announced a second annual food drive to benefit the Atlanta Community Food Bank (www.ACFB.org) today. Infinity garnered more than 1,200 pounds of food donations last year and will operate 22 food drives throughout the Atlanta region beginning today through December 15, 2008.
"The holiday season is a perfect opportunity for Infinity and our agency partners to give back to the communities we serve. Our goal is to exceed last year's food donations by gathering at least 2,000 pounds of canned goods to cap off the year in 2008." - Vice-President of Business Development Jim Waldron.
According to the ACFB web site, 14% percent of Georgians live in poverty and more than 20% of those individuals are children. Through these food drives, Infinity and local independent insurance agencies hope to feed more hungry families this holiday season.
"Food donations from companies like Infinity are more important this year than ever. With the economic downturn, we have seen a tremendous increase in the demand for food. We have distributed 10% more food to our partner nonprofits this year than last, and 41% more this October compared to last October. The food is moving off our shelves faster than we can replace it, so we are counting on donations from the community." - Bill Bolling, Founder and Executive Director, Atlanta Community Food Bank
To find a local participating agency, please click on the link below. https://www.infinityauto.com/news-and-events/community-georgia.jsp
About Atlanta Community Food Bank:
Founded in 1979, the Atlanta Community Food Bank annually distributes over 20 million pounds of food and grocery products to more than 800 partner nonprofit organizations providing hunger relief in Metro Atlanta and North Georgia. In addition to food distribution, the Food Bank leads seven distinct community-building projects: Atlanta's Table, Community Gardens, Hunger 101, Hunger Walk/Run, Kids In Need, Product Rescue Center, and the Atlanta Prosperity Campaign. The Atlanta Community Food Bank is a member of Feeding America (formerly America's Second Harvest), the national network of more than 200 food banks. For more information on the Food Bank, visit www.ACFB.org .
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