From the desk of Charles Davis: Summer food drive

Summer is particularly tough for food needs in Georgia. Think about these facts:

•       1 in 5 Georgians are food insecure, meaning they may not know where their next meal is coming from

•       1 in 4 Georgia children (28.2%) are food insecure – that is 700,000 children under the age of 18

•       More than 60% of children in Georgia public schools qualify for free/reduced priced lunch – lunches they are not getting in the summer

So, to fill the gap, the Technology Association of Georgia – of which Grady is a member – has partnered with the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia on “Bytes for Bites,” a summer food drive.

Bins will be located in front of Peyton Anderson Forum starting July 11, 2016, and the drive will run from July 11-July 22. It is a friendly competition jointly led by TAG, Hub Magazine's Food Technology section, Bytes and the Georgia Food Bank Association to raise food and funds for YOUR regional food bank.

Money is accepted. Donations can be given to Darian Williams in the Business Office or you can donate online at (be sure to indicate the Bytes to Bites campaign and Grady College). Checks are to be made out to the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia.  Contributions are tax-deductible.  Every $1 = 4 pounds of food in purchasing power from the food bank.

The most needed food items are peanut butter, canned tuna, canned beans, canned soups, stews, pastas, 100% fruit juice, canned fruits, vegetables, macaroni and cheese dinners, whole grains and low sugar cereals (boxed). Please do not donate food items in glass containers as they have a high risk of breakage.

Grady College always, always steps up to help. It’s one of the things I love about the place. Here is your chance to make a difference this summer!

Date: July 11, 2016
Author:  Charles Davis,
Contact:  Terri Baker,