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City Launches Food Drive To Help Needy Neighbors

Released December 07, 2018 04:10 PM

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Holiday Food Drive benefiting North Fulton Community Charities Culminates with Finale Event

At Alpharetta’s Tree Lighting event on December 1st, Alpharetta’s Mayor, Jim Gilvin, announced a holiday food drive benefitting North Fulton Community Charities, and encouraged the community to join him in a fight against hunger. This community-wide effort to help re-stock the food pantry shelves will help NFCC meet their need of providing food assistance to more than 125 families per day. “We are spreading the spirit of giving,” said Mayor Gilvin. “Our hope is that Alpharetta will come together in an effort to help those in need right here in our community.”


Due to unfortunate recent weather the city had to cancel their Magical Winter Village event but the Season of Celebration will go on! A new event on Friday, December 21st ,the Holiday Food Drive Finale, will be held on the Village Green in Downtown Alpharetta. North Fulton Community Charities will be onsite to collect non-perishable food and pantry donations.


“We are so excited to be partnering with the City of Alpharetta this year for the Season of Celebration Food Drive,” said Melody Fortin, Director of Food Pantry Services at North Fulton Community Charities. “NFCC Food Pantry usage is up 12% in 2018 so every donation is really needed. Keeping the families in need fed wouldn’t be possible without the support of our generous community.”


NFCC will be will offering curb-side donation drop-off so residents can drop donations before parking.  As a thank you for participating, all donors will receive a booklet filled with seasonal savings to more than 50 Alpharetta restaurants and businesses. 


In addition to the donation collection, the finale event will feature fire pits with marshmallow roasting, hot chocolate, falling snow and one last chance to visit with SANTA!



There are seven drop-off locations around the City of Alpharetta accepting donations through December 21st.

  • Alpharetta Adult Activity Center / North Park / 13450 Cogburn Rd.
  • Alpharetta Arts Center / 238 Canton St.
  • Alpharetta City Hall / 2 Park Plaza
  • Avalon Concierge/Valet Parking / 400 Avalon Blvd.
  • Alpharetta First Baptist Church / 44 Academy St.
  • Alpharetta Presbyterian Church / 180 Academy St.
  • Wills Park Recreation Center / 11925 Wills Rd.


About NFCC:  Founded in 1983, North Fulton Community Charities (NFCC) serves as a human service agency dedicated to building self-sufficiency and preventing homelessness and hunger for residents in North Fulton in the cities of Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Milton, Mountain Park and Roswell. NFCC assists families with basic essentials such as food, rent and utilities, and clothing for short- term emergencies. NFCC serves close 10,000 individuals and 4,000 families each year at their facilities in Roswell, Georgia.