Saturday, January 22, 2011

Day 22

Dona and I had an early morning volunteer opportunity today. We joined the Atlanta Local Food Initiative and helped out with their annual fruit tree sale! The Atlanta Local Food Initiative (ALFI) is a network that joins individuals, corporations, nonprofits, universities, and governmental agencies to build a local food system that enhances human health, promotes environmental renewal, fosters local economies, and links rural and urban communities. The idea behind the fruit tree sale is to spread edible landscapes throughout the city and state. All proceeds from the sale benefit the Atlanta Local Food Initiative to further its work to build healthy, local food communities.

We arrived at 7:30am along with several other volunteers. There were many different tasks including setting the trees up outside, helping people buy their trees, directing people, and carrying trees to cars. We spent a lot of time directing people to the tree sale and encouraging others to buy trees. It was definitely a different (and cold!) experience but it was great learning about ALFI and their mission!

Dona - thank you for bearing the cold with me!!!!!!

1 comment:

  1. Project Information:
    The Georgia Citizens’ Coalition on Hunger (Hunger Coalition) was founded in 1974 as a statewide coalition of citizens concerned about the malnutrition and nutrition-related health problems among Georgia’s children and adults. Today, the Hunger Coalition works to address hunger and poverty through community programs that serve low-income families including a living wage campaign, farmer’s market, community garden, and hunger hotline.

    On January 22, 2011, The Hunger Coalition is partnering with the Atlanta Local Food Initiative (ALFI) for the 2nd Annual Fruit Tree Sale at the Atlanta Community Food Bank. Volunteer tasks will include helping with the sale of the trees, loading trees in cars, and serving as general logistics volunteers. Volunteers must be at least 14 years old with adult supervision. This project site is located in Vine City and is accessible for wheelchair users.