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ATLANTA, GA, September 15, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marking its 10th anniversary, the 2023 Georgia Accounting Food Fight has concluded with resounding success, further cementing its commitment to ending hunger across the state. This annual fundraising campaign, a collaborative effort between Feeding Georgia and the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants (CPAs), raised an impressive $347,537.38 - the equivalent of nearly 1.4 million meals.
"This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Georgia Accounting Food Fight, a decade of dedication to our mission to end hunger," said Danah Craft, Executive Director of Feeding Georgia. "5,865 employees representing 67 firms throughout the state demonstrate the unwavering commitment of the accounting industry to fight against hunger and make every meal count for hungry families. We are grateful for the enduring support we've received, and it's clear that together, we can achieve remarkable results."
Anna Abernathy LLC won the honor of Grand Prize Food Fight Hero, raising $3,662.72 and earning the most points per employee statewide. The Grand Prize Hunger Champion Winner was Nichols, Cauley and Associates, raising $65,891.67 with the most statewide points overall. To view a complete list of the 2023 Accounting Food Fight winners by category, please visit www.feedginggeorgia.org/gaff.
The Georgia Accounting Food Fight is timed each year to restock the food banks after the summer surge they experience due to the conclusion of the school year (and school lunch assistance programs). During the friendly two-week competition, accounting professionals compete to raise funds for nine food banks across the state. All funds raised by each team stay local and benefit the food bank that serves its community. This year's competition was fierce, with teams vying for the coveted prize belt awarded to this year's Grand Prize Food Fight Hero and Grand Prize Hunger Champion.
"In the spirit of unity and service, the members of GSCPA have once again demonstrated the power of the united CPA community. Through our Food Fight initiative, CPAs raised $347,537, ensuring food security for many across Georgia. We take pride in the professional expertise and integrity of CPAs and in their deep-rooted commitment to our communities. Together, we're making a difference, one meal at a time." - Boyd Search, CEO of The Georgia Society of CPAs.
Right now, 1 in 10 Georgians are experiencing food insecurity, meaning they may not know when their next meal may be. Fundraisers like the Georgia Accounting Food Fight are more crucial than ever. The fundraising efforts will directly support Feeding Georgia's mission to provide nutritious meals to those in need and create a hunger-free Georgia.
Since its inception in 2014, the Georgia Accounting Food Fight has collectively raised $2,198,972.94, the equivalent of 8,832,497.33 meals for the state's food banks.
The Georgia Society of CPAs extends its heartfelt gratitude to all participating teams, sponsors, and supporters for their instrumental role in the success of this year's campaign. They have demonstrated that when individuals and organizations unite for a common cause, they can achieve remarkable feats.
For more information about the Georgia Accounting Food Fight and how you can contribute to Feeding Georgia's mission, please visit https://feedinggeorgia.org/georgia-accounting-food-fight/.
About The Georgia Society of CPAs (GSCPA):
The Georgia Society of CPAs is the premier professional organization for CPAs in the state of Georgia. With nearly 13,500 members throughout the state, the purpose of GSCPA is to achieve excellence by providing superior advocacy, leadership, service, lifelong learning, and personal and professional development opportunities. For more information, visit www.gscpa.org
About Feeding Georgia:
Feeding Georgia comprises seven regional Feeding America food banks, amplifying their impact through education, collaboration, and advocacy in a statewide effort to end hunger in Georgia. Founded in 1985, Feeding Georgia distributes over 180 million pounds of food through more than 2,000 partner agencies across Georgia each year. Its member food banks include Food Bank of Northeast Georgia, Golden Harvest Food Bank, America's Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia, Middle Georgia Community Food Bank, Feeding the Valley Food Bank, Atlanta Community Food Bank with Georgia Mountain Food Bank, and Chattanooga Area Food Bank (Food Bank of Northwest Georgia). To learn more, visit www.FeedingGeorgia.org.
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