By Guest Columnist BOBBY JONES, president, Georgia market, CareSource
Medicaid in Georgia, which provides healthcare to approximately 1.8 million low income and disabled residents, is the second largest line item in the state’s budget for fiscal year 2018, which ends June 30.
The Atlanta Community Food Bank has received a grant of $250,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help low-income folks buy more fruits and vegetables. The funding is likely to help offset the impact of a food desert that stretches across a swath of Atlanta – an area where fresh produce can be hard to find.
With so many ways to tell a story, the promise of a personal handmade one led to Pie, A Zine about Memories and Pie Eating. Zines (short for magazines) are crafted with thought, heart and hand, and it was the perfect topping to author Muriel Vega’s quest to master making 50 pies in a year. What started on Instagram ended up sketched, Xeroxed and stapled.
In 1975, Bill Bolling was looking for a way to serve his fellow veterans of the Vietnam War – many of whom were homeless and unemployed. Bill’s own return from the war had been challenging, though he had “come through a time where I wasn’t exactly homeless but I did live in my van for three years. I felt very fortunate that I had come out on the other end.”
He walked into the community kitchen at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church on Peachtree Street and volunteered to make soup.
By Maria Saporta
Published in the Atlanta Business Chronicle on Friday, January 11, 2013
The Arby’s Foundation is driving a stake in the ground to end childhood hunger in Georgia.
The company announced at a Jan. 10 press conference at the state Capitol it is making its largest grant ever — $3 million over three years — to the Georgia Food Bank Association to work with other state partners on the “Feeding for a Promising Future — No Kid Hungry” campaign.
The Arby’s Foundation hopes Georgia will develop a model to combat childhood hunger that can be replicated across the country.