Helping Neighbors in Need in Sandy Springs & Dunwoody since 1987.

Helping Neighbors in Need in Sandy Springs & Dunwoody since 1987.

Take the Food `n Fun Challenge and Help Feed Local Families Year-Round!

CAC’s Food `n Fun Challenge is a year-round, community-wide food drive contest. Enter a team from your business, school, congregation, neighborhood, civic group or club to collect food for CAC! Food drives must be complete by the end of April. Groups are encouraged to schedule a “Food Sorting Service Day” at CAC. Awards are announced every May and given to organizations/businesses/schools for the most food collected!

Schedule your 2020 Food `n Fun Challenge food drive any time to be completed and delivered by April 27, 2020!
This year’s award event tentatively scheduled for May 1, 2020!

The Challenge stocks the CAC Food Pantry to provide for local families in need year-round and eliminate child huger in the summer months. In CAC’s service are of Sandy Springs and Dunwoody an estimated 33,815 citizens live with yearly incomes below $45,000 for a family of four. As many as 80 percent of CAC clients say they miss one meal every day to make ends meet. One in five local children suffer from food insecurity. During the summer months, families face additional financial stress as food costs increase when children are home during summer school vacation and not receiving free lunches at school. While requests for food assistance typically increase during the summer, donations to the food pantry typically decline. CAC provides food to about 500-800 families making about 2,000 visits a month to the pantry.

Fifth graders at St. Jude Catholic School took the Challenge and organized a food drive. 2017 Food `n Fun Challenge and Celebration Photo Gallery!

Your team can help  “Stomp out Hunger” in our community! Participation creates awareness of hunger issues in our local community and collects food and funds for CAC’s food pantry program which enhances the quality of life for everyone CAC serves.

In 2019, 27 teams from throughout the Sandy Springs and Dunwoody communities collected 60,704 pounds of food in CAC’s 2019 Food `n Fun Challenge!

In 2018, 34 groups took the challenge and collected 40,000 pounds of food! Plus sponsors contributed $22,560 for food! The Challenge stocked the CAC Food Pantry to provide for families in need for the summer months.

For Food Challenge and Sponsorship information please contact Pam Jones at development@ourcac.org or call (404) 668-0420.

  HOW TO TAKE PART IN THE FOOD `N FUN CHALLENGE:

  NOW: Schedule your food drive for the best time of year that works for your group.

  Challenge: Challenge your rivals to see who can collect more food!

  Awards: Awards are given every May to organizations for the most food collected in the     Schools, Business, Congregation and Civic categories.

    Print the Food `n Fun Challenge Flyer

Print the CAC Food Drive List

2018 Food `n Fun Challenge Winners and Photo Gallery!

2017 Food `n Fun Challenge and Celebration Photo Gallery!

Food `n Fun Challenge Sponsors:

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