Atlanta, GA, November 17, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- With the Thanksgiving season upon us, Barney’s Premium Foods today announced that it will partner with the Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB) to provide over 5,000 jars of Barney Butter – the equivalent of 100,000 meals – to families in need during the holiday season. Donating their almond butter, Barney’s Premium Foods will become one of ACFB’s largest donors of food this holiday season.
“We are pleased to partner with ACFB during a time of nearly unprecedented need and provide nutritious meals for their families,” said Steve Kelley, President and Chief Operating Officer of Barney’s Premium Foods. “Given the current state of the economy and the increased burden on neighborhood food pantries and soup kitchens, we are pleased to participate in this food donation program to provide relief to communities throughout the greater Atlanta area.”
In a recent survey, 99 percent of food banks said that demand for food in communities across the U.S. has risen by 15 to 20 percent over the last year alone. Many food banks have reported even higher increases in demand – some with requests for food growing by 50 percent in the last year.
For more information about donating to the Atlanta Community Food Bank, please visit www.acfb.org or call (404)892-3333.
About Barney’s Premium Foods
Barney Butter is an all-natural almond butter made with Premium California Almonds. It is a craveably delicious treat with all the right qualities: the rich flavor, nutrition and versatility of almonds with a texture just like peanut butter. Manufactured in an almond only facility, Barney Butter is peanut free and a great alternative for those with peanut allergies. Barney Butter is naturally no-stir and does not need to be refrigerated. Gluten free, no trans fats or hydrogenated oils, and half the saturated fat of peanut butter make Barney Butter a healthy and delicious treat! Barney Butter is sold in Whole Foods Market and the natural foods section of most major grocery stores and natural foods stores across the country. To learn more visit www.barneybutter.com.
About the Atlanta Community Food Bank
Founded in 1979, the Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB) currently distributes nearly two million pounds of food and other donated grocery items each month to more than 700 nonprofit partner agencies in 38 counties in Metro Atlanta and North Georgia. ACFB supports a wide range of people in need, from children to the working poor. Food pantries, community kitchens, childcare centers, night shelters and senior centers are among the agencies that receive product from the Food Bank and provide food and other critical resources for low-income Georgians who suffer from hunger and food insecurity.