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Welcome to Our Spring, 2019 Update!
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Food Security For America: 2019 Spring Newsletter
Please enjoy this 90-second video that highlights what we do at FSA.

AFFILIATE CORNER: REACHING OUT CHANGES LIVES

Michael and Sekedra are no longer facing eviction and have become FANN leaders. Thanks to Katie Byers, Director, St. Anne Community Outreach, Columbus, Georgia for sharing their triumphant story.

To read more about Michael and Sekedra's experience CLICK HERE.

COOKING IS LOVE MADE VISIBLE

Families of the Food Security Group at Walton Crossing requested a cooking class specifically utilizing asparagus and avocados. Families also wanted to know how to cut safely with a kitchen knife.

What did they learn? "Read the recipe all the way through first." "I'll never buy store-made guacamole again!" "Pre-measure everything first."

Thanks to Joy Goetz, MS, RDN, LD of the Atlanta Community Food Bank for teaching the evening class for our working families. 

Pictured is member Michael Rivera showing how to prepare garlic. 
GSU Graduate Students at Andrew Young School of Public Policy Create Evaluation Plan

We all know that Food Security Groups create food security. Our members will tell you that belonging to a Food Security Group also creates a sense of community, decreases isolation, and leaves more of their money to pay crucial bills. 

How can we prove it to the rest of the world, though?

Enter graduate students (pictured above) at the Andrew Young School of Public Policy at Georgia State University!

As part of their capstone course before graduating with their Masters' degrees, Ms. Bethel Loul Habte and Mr. Yunseok Yang are developing an evaluation plan for Food Security Groups. Working under the direction of Dr. Cynthia S. Searcy (pictured center), Assistant Dean for Academic Programs, the students hope to pilot the evaluation instruments this spring.

Thanks to the United Way of Greater Atlanta for making it possible.
Has anyone conducted any surveys, questionnaires or evaluations in the last few years? Other efforts to quantify the positive changes that the program makes in members' lives? If so, please forward to nyarnell@foodsecurityforamerica.org.

We are building a library of such reports to share with everyone.
WE MAKE A LIVING BY WHAT WE GET...BUT WE MAKE A LIFE  BY WHAT WE GIVE...
 
Donations come in many forms, and we thank you for all the ways you supported us in 2018 and beyond!

Board of Directors

Trish Hildebrand,
Board Chair
Chris Britton

Dr. Richard Freer
Cindy A. Laney
Laura Mann
Tina Manning

Natalae (Junie) Waters Parker

Rev. Nancy C. Yarnell,
President and CEO

We are grateful to our corporate sponsors:



Mary Brinson Black Consulting, LLC
 

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