The Georgia Society of CPAs (GSCPA) and the Georgia Food Bank Association (GFBA) have announced the results of their third annual Georgia Accounting Food Fight, which took place this previous August 8-19.

The two-week friendly competition saw professionals across the state raise food and monetary donations for Georgia's eight regional food banks. Since its formation 2014, the Food Fight has seen $305,694 and 37,984 pounds of food donated.

This year 62 accounting firms across 22 cities competed, garnering 16,747 pounds of food and $108,434 for Georgia’s food banks.

“The Georgia Accounting Food Fight is our chance to come together to help families, children, and individuals struggling with hunger," stated GSCPA CEO Boyd Search. "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," said GSCPA board of directors chair Barbara Evans, per a statement. "As a result of your generosity and hard work, Georgia’s food banks can now provide more than 447,691 meals to families, seniors, and children in need.”

Winners of the 2016 Georgia Accounting Food Fight include:

  • Grand Prize Food Fight Hero: Anna Bolen, raising food and funds for the Atlanta Community Food Bank.
  • Industry Award: Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA), raising food and funds for the Atlanta Community Food Bank.
  • Big Four category: Deloitte & Touche, raising food and funds for the Atlanta Community Food Bank.
  • Large Firm category: Moore Colson and Habif, Arogeti, & Wynne, both raised food and funds for the Atlanta Community Food Bank.
  • Medium Firm category: The Cleveland Group, raising food and funds for the Golden Harvest Food Bank in Augusta. Williams Benator & Libby, raising food and funds for the Atlanta Community Food Bank. 
  • Small Firm category: Pennington & Berry, raising food and funds for the Golden Harvest Food Bank.
  • Sole Proprietor category: Laura Friend, raising food and funds for the Atlanta Community Food Bank.

For more on the Georgia Accounting Food Fight, head to the GFBA's site here.