Georgia Society of CPAs collects over 536K meals for 2017 'Food Fight'
The Georgia Society of CPAs announced the results of their fourth annual Georgia Accounting Food Fight, held Aug. 7-18, benefiting the eight regional food banks of the Georgia Food Bank Association.
This year's event drew over 65 participating accounting firms in 21 cities across the state, raising 11,286 pounds of food and $135,485 for local food banks. Since its creation in 2014, the Food Fight has now collected $441,179 and 49,270 pounds of food for donation.
“The Georgia Accounting Food Fight is our chance to come together to help families, children, and individuals struggling with hunger," said GSCPA CEO Boyd Search, per a statement. "The results of this year’s Food Fight demonstrate the strength, commitment and care of the accounting profession. I would like to congratulate the winners of this year’s Georgia Accounting Food Fight and thank everyone who participated. As a result of your generosity and hard work, Georgia’s food banks can now provide 536,829 meals to families, seniors, and children in need.”
The Food Bank Association also presented awards in several categories, with Atlanta firm Aprio being deemed the "Grand Prize Hunger Champion Winner."
“Thank you to the Georgia Society of CPAs and each and every firm and passionate individual who made the Georgia Accounting Food Fight a success this year," stated Danah Craft, executive director of the Georgia Food Bank Association. "We are thrilled that they raised over an incredible half million meals worth of food and funds this year. These efforts will make a true impact on the children and families our Food Banks serve.”
For more on the Food Fight, head to the Georgia Food Bank Association's site here.