Atlanta Cares Hurricane Relief Project

Brooke Jones FCE

In response to Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, Feeding Children Everywhere partnered with Chick-fil-a and Hanna Brothers to package 1,170,000 meal kits for children and families devastated by the storms.

The Atlanta Cares Hurricane Relief Project came together in 48 hours and turned into the largest volunteer event in FCE history. Over fifteen thousand volunteers walked through the doors of the Georgia World Congress Center over the course of five days to package meal kits for the storm victims. People gathered from all over to lend a hand, creating a community of people who cared.

Each meal kit included assorted protein, crackers, cookies, chips, apple sauce or a fruit cup, a granola bar and a utensil kit. Volunteers worked tirelessly to package each of these meal kits, many returning the next day to continue working. Throughout the course of the project, new friends were made, love was shared and meal kits were packed.

Together, we were able to package 1,170,000 meal kits, proving that not even the sky’s the limit.

FCE staff, interns and key volunteers are excited to meet the thousands of volunteers coming in to make an impact by packaging meals.

Interns spend the afternoon prepping the volunteer’s assembly lines by opening up thousands of peanut butter crackers.

Our key volunteers not only helped package meal kits, but trained and lead other volunteers on their assembly lines.

Children and families work on assembly lines helping each other, making friends and packaging meal kits.

Staff members, interns and volunteers work side by side throughout the whole event.