One Small Act – Atlanta Community Food Bank
Great things are done by a series of small things brought together. ~Vincent Van Gogh
You cannot – ever – underestimate the power of one small act, such as casting a vote. Many, many thanks to all of you who voted and made the Atlanta Community Food Bank a top 50 winner of Walmart’s Fight Hunger Spark Change contest. In a nail biting finish and thanks to all of you, ACFB won $60,000 which will translate into over $552,000 in food distributed to hungry men, women, and children in our Atlanta area. WOW!
On Thursday night, October 2, the Atlanta Community Food Bank was 530 votes away from winning a spot on Walmart’s list of the Top 50 Feed America Food Banks in the United States. Walmart committed to donate $3 million to 50 local food banks, or $60,000 to each of the top 50 food banks voted for in their Fight Hunger Spark Change initiative. On Thursday night the Atlanta Community Food Bank was 530 votes away from being number 50 and clearly out of the running for the money!
Ricky Steele, an ACFB friend, launched a Facebook campaign of his own with a continuous shout out to his friends to vote each day until midnight of Sunday, October 5 to push ACFB up the list. Ricky’s Facebook friends made the same request of their Facebook friends and so on until last night at midnight when the contest ended the ACFB ended up in 46th place. They will now receive the $60,000 to help feed the hungry of North Georgia. Clear evidence that a small act like casting a vote makes a huge positive difference in the lives of so many.
And, remember … Feed Your Good Dog so your good dog always wins!
Source: Brainy Quote