May 5, 2020
Ornstein-Schuler Continues Support For Atlanta Community Food Bank & Encourages More Community Giving During COVID-19 Pandemic
With Georgia’s unemployment at record levels and thousands of families struggling to make ends meet amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Ornstein-Schuler Investments (OSI) is among those in the Atlanta business community who are stepping forward to help. OSI recently joined the Atlanta-based firm, Habatchy Law and other partners to raise over $40,000 for the Atlanta Community Food Bank which will directly help those in need in Metro Atlanta.
“OSI is grateful and proud for its continued relationship and work in support of the Atlanta Community Food Bank. Just like with our brave healthcare workers, organizations like the ACFB are on the front-line of the COVID-19 crisis and we encourage everyone in a position to help, to step forward and contribute to this critical organization that needs our help now more than ever,” said OSI Chief Executive Officer Matt Ornstein.
Food Bank CEO Kyle Waide told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution recently that the organization, which covers 29 counties in metro Atlanta and North Georgia, is facing an unprecedented situation during the pandemic, and leaders worry about how wide-reaching the problem of hunger could become in metro Atlanta. Waide estimates there has been a 30% to 40% rise in the number of people getting food from food drives and other emergency sources. The food bank has distributed a total of more than 4 million meals in the past three weeks, a 30% increase in what it gave out before the pandemic began.
State Attorney General Chris Carr noted the problem is particularly acute for children which makes support for the Food Bank more important than ever. “More than 60 percent of kids in Georgia are eligible for free or reduced meals during the school year. For some of them, this is their only reliable meal, so you can imagine how their families struggle during the summer months when their kids are home without this resource. I am incredibly proud of the Georgia legal community for rising to the occasion and ensuring the food banks are sufficiently stocked to meet this need,” Carr said.
To learn about the ACFB and donate, please go here http://www.acfb.org.”