Leigh Miller for GlobalAtlanta
French-owned Evian North America Inc. donated $25,000 to the Atlanta Community Food Bank to help alleviate hunger in Georgia.
Evian North America, which is owned by France-based Groupe Danone AGM and headquartered in Atlanta, pledged to donate $1 to the food bank for each bottle of its mineral water sold in participating restaurants in June.
Evian products are marketed and distributed in North America by Coca-Cola Co.
The program, called Quench Hunger, was conducted by the food bank’s Atlanta’s Table project that aims at raising awareness about hunger.
The Atlanta’s Table project, started in 1987, collects excess prepared food from some 150 restaurants, hotels, caterers, convention enters and other food-service providers. The project distributes 25,000 pounds of food per month to needy Atlantans via its 30 partner agencies.
Bill Bolling, executive director of the Atlanta Community Food Bank, founded the operation in 1979 to collect food and other donated products to be distributed by 800 partner agencies in 38 counties in North Georgia to low-income residents. The organization distributes more than 18 million pounds of food annually.
According to the food bank, 1.2 million Georgians are living in poverty and are affected by hunger. One out of every six children in the state is at risk of going hungry at some point each month.
Visit www.acfb.org/projects/atlantas_table to learn how to donate food to the Atlanta’s table project. Visit www.evian.com.