ACCA Awarded National Foundation to End Senior Hunger Service Grant
ACCA is honored to be one of four organizations awarded a service grant for the What A Waste™ program from the National Foundation to End Senior Hunger (NFESH). “Through our partnership with the UGA Office of Service Learning’s Campus Kitchen project we recognize the significance of food waste in the fight against senior hunger. This is an opportunity to look at food waste within our operations” said Eve Anthony, ACCA Chief Operating Officer, “We are excited to work with NFESH on this innovative initiative and are grateful to welcome NFESH as a new partner in the Athens Senior Hunger Coalition and our local efforts to end senior hunger.”
“The National Foundation to End Senior Hunger has awarded the Athens Community Council on Aging a service grant to bring NFESH’s innovative anti-hunger, anti-waste program called What A Waste™ to Athens,” said Enid Borden, NFESH Founder, President and CEO. “We selected ACCA because of its passion and commitment to ending senior hunger. Now through the support of the Walmart Foundation, NFESH and ACCA will work together to ensure healthful food goes to the bellies of those in need instead of the landfill.”
The What A Waste™ program will build on, and complement, existing senior hunger and food waste initiatives at ACCA, and will create a customized waste reduction plan that includes menu planning, composting, and gardening programs. See the video below for more information on What A Waste™.