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Salvation Army Hosts Xmas Day Meal for the Homeless

Salvation Army Hosts Xmas Day Meal for the Homeless

Atlanta, GA--  (Submitted by Lafeea Watson)

Salvation Army Annual Christmas Meal For The Homeless And The Hungry

What:   The Salvation Army Red Shield Services ( 400 Luckie Street , Atlanta , GA 30313 ) is once again hosting its annual Christmas Day meal for Atlanta ’s homeless. Doors are open from 11am-1pm to men, women and children from The Salvation Army and surrounding shelters. Volunteers and staff will cook and serve meals for between 400 and 600 people who attend the Christmas Day meal.

The Salvation Army also delivers meal on its Mobile Feeding Unit to 200-300 elderly, sick and shut-in people in the Fulton County area as well.

The Christmas Day main course will consist of   92  turkeys, 250 lbs each of mashed potatoes and yams, 100 lbs of collard greens, 100 lbs of dressing, 36 #20 cans of cranberry sauce, 20 cakes and 120 pies.

Authors, Playwrights and Spoken-word artists gather Tonight for a WordFeast

Atlanta, GA--  WordFeast: To Benefit the Atlanta Food Bank

Catch the holiday spirit when locally and nationally acclaimed authors, playwrights and spoken-word artists return to Actor's Express Theatre Company for WordFeast: Food for the Body and Soul.

The event, conceived 31 years ago as Writers in Concert, happens Monday, Dec. 13, at 7:30 p.m. and features some of the best talent you'll find in Atlanta: event emcee Rob Cleveland; novelists Pearl Cleage, Melissa Faye Greene and David Fulmer; spoken word artist Jon Goode; playwright Topher Payne; playwright Theroun Patterson; and musician Ken J. Martin.

 

Monday, December 13th 7:30pm @ Actor's Express

887 W. Marietta St. #J-107 (King Plow)

Admission is $15 or 15 canned goods

Fulton County Recognizes World AIDS Day by Offering Free HIV Tests

Atlanta, GA--  In recognition of World AIDS Day, December 1, 2010, the Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness encourages residents to take control and get tested to learn their status.  Fulton County comprises 10 percent of Georgia’s population and accounts for 54 percent of the state’s AIDS cases. 

Despite increases in the total number of people living with HIV in the United States in recent years, the annual number of new HIV infections has remained relatively stable. However, new infections continue at a far too high level, with an estimated 56,300 Americans becoming infected with HIV each year.  Take control, get tested.

On December 1, 2010 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., free HIV and Syphilis testing will be available at:

  • Aldredge Health Center - 99 Jesse Hill Jr.

City of Atlanta Hosts Local Food Day with Farmers Market and Edible Garden Unveiling

Atlanta,GA-

WHO:

 

Atlanta’s Director of Sustainability Mandy Mahone

City officials and partners from Atlanta’s environmental community

 

WHAT:

City Hall will host a Local Food Day, featuring a farmer’s market and “Lunch and Learn” for city employees at 11:00 a.m.

Atlanta Fire Department to Wear Pink Shirts in Support of Breast Cancer Awareness

Atlanta, GA--  The Atlanta Fire Rescue Department (AFRD) family will do our part to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  During this month, there are numerous initiatives to increase breast cancer awareness, prevention, and support for research nationwide.

APS Lunches to go Local and Grass-Fed

ATLANTA, GA -- White Oak Pastures Owner and Georgia Organics President Will Harris is proud to announce that on Wednesday, October 6, 2010, he will be providing 158 cases of his grass-fed beef to feed students at all 90 Atlanta Public Schools.   On this day, all Atlanta Public Schools (APS) will be serving whole wheat penne pasta with meat sauce featuring Harris’ grass-fed beef that is grown and raised on White Oak Pastures farm in Bluffton, Georgia.  This is an initiative on behalf of School Food Focus to raise awareness about how easy it would be for large school districts to source grass-fed and locally grown meats for more healthful meals.

Atlanta Mom Inventor Wins $15,000 Grant from Huggies

Atlanta, GA--  Kimberly Clark's Huggies brand has awarded Atlanta resident, Dr. Amy Baxter with 1 of its 12 $15,000 grants aimed to help fund and resource and "innovative, real-world product idea."

Selected from almost 400 applications, Dr. Baxter successfully demonstrated her unique childcare product idea to make life easier for moms and dads.  The Huggies MomInspired Grant Program was created to provide the resources and seed capital for moms to either turn turn their great ideas inspired by personal motherhood experience into successful businesses or help take their existing businesses to the next level.

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