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ATLANTA, GA, September 29, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The Atlanta Community Food Bank announced today that it received a $50,000 grant from Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC). The funds will support local efforts to combat food insecurity and assist those in need throughout metro Atlanta and North Georgia. This latest set of grants from Norfolk Southern builds on the company's long-standing commitment of giving to critical community organizations across its network.
"We are incredibly honored to have the support and partnership of Norfolk Southern. Our longstanding relationship that has spanned over a decade has made huge impacts in the fight against hunger," said Kyle Waide, President & CEO of the Atlanta Community Food Bank. "We look forward to strengthening our relationship in the coming years as we remain focused on providing much-needed food assistance for our neighbors struggling to make ends meet."
Over the past 10 years, Norfolk Southern has contributed more than $670,000 to the Atlanta Community Food Bank. These funds equate to more than 2.7 million meals for those who are struggling with hunger.
According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), more than 34 million people in the country, including 9 million children, are food insecure. Many households that experience food insecurity do not qualify for federal nutrition programs and visit their local food banks and other food programs for extra support.
"Every community is home to families impacted by food insecurity. Norfolk Southern is furthering its partnership with more than 30 food banks to feed and assist those in need," said Kristin Wong, director of corporate giving at Norfolk Southern.
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 715,00 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.
About Norfolk Southern
Since 1827, Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) and its predecessor companies have safely moved the goods and materials that drive the U.S. economy. Today, it operates a customer-centric and operations-driven freight transportation network. Committed to furthering sustainability, Norfolk Southern helps its customers avoid 15 million tons of yearly carbon emissions by shipping via rail. Its dedicated team members deliver more than 7 million carloads annually, from agriculture to consumer goods, and is the largest rail shipper of auto products and metals in North America. Norfolk Southern also has the most extensive intermodal network in the eastern U.S., serving a majority of the country's population and manufacturing base, with connections to every major container port on the Atlantic coast as well as the Gulf of Mexico and Great Lakes. Learn more by visiting www.NorfolkSouthern.com.
Media Inquiries regarding Norfolk Southern:
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