September 8, 2022

At Atlanta Capital, we are committed to making a difference in our local community through volunteering, raising awareness, and providing financial support to help charitable organizations succeed.

Atlanta Capital Volunteers at the Atlanta Community Food Bank

In August, two groups of Atlanta Capital employees volunteered at the Atlanta Community Food Bank’s Hunger Action Center to help sort and pack food. In total, we helped sort more than seven thousand pounds of food and donated items to benefit families in need!

On our first day, we geared up with hair nets, aprons, and gloves as we worked in the facility’s temperature-controlled room to sort sweet potatoes. We sorted and weighed thousands of pounds of sweet potatoes into five-pound bags to be distributed to seniors in need.

It was a first for many of us, including Amanda Kokan, Executive Director with Atlanta Capital’s Investment Operations Department. “I had a great time and I was impressed by how well-run the entire experience was,” she says. Our volunteer group left in awe of the massive size and beauty of the facility, as well as its friendly staff.

On our second day, we worked in the distribution room sorting through hundreds of boxes of donated items including food, beauty, and healthcare supplies. We unpacked the goods, verified expiration dates and nutrition facts, and sorted items by category.

Mary Byrom, Vice President with Atlanta Capital’s Distribution and Client Service Department says it was great to see all of the quality items being donated to people in need. “I really enjoyed the opportunity to give back and spend time with my colleagues outside of work,” she added. “I hope we can do it again soon.”


About the Atlanta Community Food Bank

The Atlanta Community Food Bank’s mission is to fight hunger by engaging, educating, and empowering our community. Its Hunger Action Center, located in Atlanta, is the largest food bank in the state of Georgia and one of the largest in the nation. Every month, the Hunger Action Center receives nearly 9 million pounds of donated food and grocery products, 22% of which is fresh produce. 

Nearly 1 in 8 Georgians is living with food insecurity, including 1 in 6 children. Food insecurity refers to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) measure of lack of access, at times, to enough food for an active, healthy life for all household members and limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate foods.