Imagine being hungry but having no food in the fridge, and no money in your pocket to buy food to satisfy that hunger.
Imagine having to make a choice between buying food or paying your rent or mortgage.
Imagine being surrounded by people talking about holiday feasts and wondering if you or your children will even have anything to eat on Thanksgiving or Christmas.
Food insecurity—not knowing where your next meal will come from—is a reality for 1 in 7 people in Metro Atlanta and North Georgia, according to The Atlanta Community Food Bank. And most people who live in food insecure households don’t fit the stereotype of those who need help—they go to work every day; they just need a little help.
That’s why, on Friday, December 1st, 11 Alive and The Salvation Army are holding our 35th annual Can-a-Thon—a canned food collection drive that aims to collect enough food to fill our 8 food pantries throughout Atlanta for an entire year.
From 5 a.m. to 1 p.m., you can drop off canned goods at the following four locations around Metro Atlanta:
- Cumberland Mall (Cobb County)
- Infinite Energy Center (Gwinnett County)
- Georgia State Stadium (formerly Turner Field – Fulton County)
- The Forum Civic Center (Rome)
If you’re not able to make it to a Can-a-Thon drop-off location on December 1st, please consider donating online at www.salvationarmy.org.