“It has been breathtaking to see how, overnight, the scale of our activity has just shifted totally.”
While most businesses have been forced to adapt at a blistering pace, when you’re a nonprofit organization that distributes meals to assist those suffering from hunger and food insecurity, a global pandemic brings an especially unique set of challenges.
Kyle Waide, President and CEO of the Atlanta Community Food Bank, tells the story of how this nonprofit adapted while continuing to advance its mission amid a pandemic in this episode of The Wrap.
Waide joins our podcast hosts, along with Warren Averett Member and nonprofit advisor Megan Randolph, CPA, to discuss what nonprofits everywhere can glean from the story of how the Atlanta Community Food Bank has navigated (and continues to navigate) the unfamiliar territory of COVID-19, its impact on nonprofit funding, food supply, service need, volunteer efforts and more.
The Wrap Season 4, Episode 2: Atlanta Community Food Bank
Guests: Kyle Waide and Megan Randolph, CPA
Hosts: Kim Hartsock & Paul Perry
Atlanta Community Food Bank
Every year, ACFB works with more than 600 nonprofit partners—including food pantries, community kitchens, childcare centers, night shelters and senior centers—to distribute over 60 million meals to more than 755,000 people in 29 counties across metro Atlanta and north Georgia. They are a member of Feeding America, the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity.
Guest: Kyle Waide
As President and CEO of the Atlanta Community Food Bank, Kyle Waide oversees the distribution of nearly 75 million pounds of food and grocery products each year through a network of 700 local and regional partner non-profit organizations that feed those in need across 29 Georgia counties. Prior to being named CEO in June of 2015, Kyle served for three years as the Food Bank’s Vice President of Partner Operations, leading the organization to record-breaking years of food distribution to the hungry.
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