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Indian-Americans take a stand to fight hunger across Metro Atlanta

Indian-Americans take a stand to fight hunger across Metro Atlanta
August 01
15:21 2019

ATLANTA, Georgia: Indian-Americans across metro Atlanta are coming together to fight hunger with the Atlanta Community Food Bank. The Atlanta chapter of the Indian American Council (IAC) will conduct its first ever funds for food drive August 1-31, 2019 , to provide meals to Georgians in need as part of the national Hunger Mitao Campaign .
With a rally cry of “Hunger Mitao!”, which means Wipe Out Hunger, the Indian American Council was originally founded in September 2017 out of the North Texas Food Bank in Dallas, Texas. In just seven subsequent months, the IAC surpassed its goal of funding one million meals for hungry North Texans.

Now with chapters in Houston and New York City, and a collective six million meals later, Anna and Raj Asava , philanthropists and co-founders of the IAC, are mobilizing the Indian community around the issue of hunger right here in metro Atlanta and north Georgia, the Atlanta Community Food Bank said in a press statement..North_Texas_Food_Bank_t580
“In the spirit of ‘give where you live’, the Indian American community – led by IAC – has enabled over four bmillion meals in North Texas alone in under two years,” said Raj.
“We are excited to bring this movement to Georgia and are confident that the Indian community here will galvanize around the Atlanta Community Food Bank and help enable millions of meals for metro Atlanta’s food insecure children, seniors, veterans and vulnerable families,” added Anna.

Hunger Mitao is a signature campaign of the Indian American Council and is observed during August, the month of India’s Independence Day. The vision is to showcase the unity, philanthropy and spirit of the Indian-American community through conducting fund for food drives all over the region served by the Atlanta Community Food Bank.
“The Asavas have a deep passion and dedication to raising awareness on the critical issue of hunger. We are excited to partner with them to launch the Indian American Council here in Atlanta, where we’re certain their peers will jump to action, along with the other 600 partner agencies that we currently work with,” said Kyle Waide, president and CEO of the Atlanta Community Food Bank. The Atlanta Community Food Bank will host the launch of the Indian American Council (IAC) October 2, the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.



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