ATLANTA, GA, October 14, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ — The Georgia Accounting Food Fight broke its record once again and raised $282,000 or the equivalent of 1 million meals to benefit the Atlanta Community Food Bank. In its eighth year, the annual fundraiser challenges Georgia accounting firms to step up to the plate and raise funds to help in the fight against hunger in their local communities. The 2021 top winners included Anna Abernathy CPA and Nichols, Cauley, & Associates, who collectively raised nearly $40,000. Both firms were leading winners in last year’s Food Fight.
“At Nichols Cauley, it is our core mission to help others. When presented the opportunity, we were eager to help in providing others in our community with food,” said Rachel Bartlett, Senior Manager, Nichols, Cauley & Associates. “Our team enjoys the challenge of the Georgia Accounting Food Fight, but we also love the chance to make a difference. This is who we are, as a team, and it is great to participate with the Atlanta Community Food Bank in helping them accomplish their mission. Our part is small, but rewarding.”
The following are notable winners of the 2021 Georgia Accounting Food Fight, who supported the Atlanta Community Food Bank.
• Grand Prize Food Fight Hero: Anna Abernathy CPA
• Grand Prize Hunger Champion: Nichols, Cauley & Associates, LLC
• Big Four Winner: Deloitte
• Medium Firm Winners: Williams Benator & Libby, LLP (Most points overall); RL Jennings & Associates, PC (Most points per employee)
• Industry Winner: Teradata Corporation
• Large Firm Winners: Moore Colson (Most points overall); TJS Deemer Dana (Most points per employee)
Since its inception in 2014, donations raised from participating firms of the Georgia Accounting Food Fight have surpassed $1 million. The funds have helped provide more than four million meals for individuals and families in the Atlanta Community Food Bank’s service area.
“We are incredibly grateful to the local accounting professionals who have truly shined this year in helping us fulfill our mission,” said Kyle Waide, President and CEO of Atlanta Community Food Bank. “Through the efforts of 44 firms, a record-breaking $282,457 was raised for our organization. Over these past eight years, the Georgia Accounting Food Fight has raised more than $1,157,000 for families in need in the North Georgia and metro Atlanta areas.”
About Atlanta Community Food Bank
The Atlanta Community Food Bank works to end hunger with the food, people and big ideas needed to ensure our neighbors have the nourishment to lead healthy and productive lives. Far too many people in our own community experience hunger every day, including children, seniors and working families. Through more than 700 nonprofit partners, we help more than 864,000 people get healthy food every year. Our goal is that all hungry people across metro Atlanta and North Georgia will have access to the nutritious meals they need when they need them. It takes the power of our whole community to make that possible. Join us at ACFB.org.
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