GBPI has worked with the Atlanta Community Food Bank on critical issues like a state earned-income tax credit and P-EBT. These comments were written by Megan Middleton, Director of Government Affairs for the Atlanta Community Food Bank.
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.
Working with GBPI
We have been working with GBPI on a State Earned Income Tax Credit which is a proven policy to help low-wage workers and their families get on firmer economic footing. The EITC is a federal tax credit that is widely viewed as one of the country’s most effective tools against poverty. We know a State EITC will have the same effect in helping those experiencing food insecurity. We value the well-established research and analysis provided by the GBPI, and use this as a source in our advocacy efforts.