As members of the IT community, we are also an important part of our local community. Through the MWLUG 2015 Community Outreach Program, we are raising money for organizations that help the local community. Each year we identify an organization in which our contribution would have the greatest impact on the local community of the host city.
Over the years we have raised funds for a number of local food banks and the Salvation Army. We are pleased to announce the MWLUG 2015 Community Outreach Recipient is the Atlanta Community Food Bank.
Thanks to the generosity of the Ritz-Carlton, we will be raffling off a weekend stay at the Ritz-Carlton Downtown Atlanta as the grand prize. Please take the opportunity to help the local community. Each raffle ticket is $10 and you can buy them at the registration desk starting Thursday morning. We will announce the winners during the lunch on Friday.
Atlanta Community Food Bank
The Atlanta Community Food Bank is one of the largest hunger relief organizations in the Southeast. We support a network of 600 partner nonprofits - community and faith-based organizations - across 29 counties in greater Atlanta and north Georgia. Together, we connect over 750,000 people each year with more than 60 million pounds of food – or more than 50 million meals. But our work isn’t just about food – it’s about community change. We engage, educate and empower the community to fight hunger. The transformational change we catalyze in the community leads to transformational change in the lives of our clients. In addition to food distribution, we also provide several programs throughout the community: Community Gardens supports neighborhood gardens around the city; Kids In Need provides free school supplies to low-income schools and students; Benefits Outreach assists people with public benefit eligibility; Hunger 101 educates the community about hunger and poverty; and our volunteer program provides the community opportunities to participate in local service events and onsite food sorting in our Product Rescue Center.