Ponce Press - June 2019

Ponce & Peachtree Covering Peachtree, Piedmont, Virginia Highland, Morningside, Little Five Points, & Grant Park • LOCAL, POSITIVE COMMUNITY NEWS H ometown N ews A tlanta Previously Ponce Press and Midtown Messenger Volume 29, No. 6 • JUNE 2019 Thousands Turn Out for Food Bank Hunger Walk/Run The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum presents an excit- ing new exhibition, Georgia on My Screen: Jimmy Carter and the Rise of the Film Industry . Beginning with then-Governor Jimmy Carter’s creation of the first state film office, the exhibi- tion traces the development and impact of a multibillion-dollar industry in the state. The exhibition will open May 3rd and be on display through the end of the year. Created with the generous support of the Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office, major production studios, local film offices and muse- ums, the exhibition includes artifacts from over 60 productions, filmed over the last 46 years in Georgia, including critically-acclaimed films, blockbuster movies, and major television series. Nearly 10,000 people walked together to raise money to support hunger relief dur- ing this year’s Atlanta Community Food Bank Hunger 5K Walk/Run April 28. “We had tremendous weather and a great venue at The Home Depot Back- yard.” Said Atlanta Community Food Bank President & CEO Kyle Waide. “There was a lot of excitement and I think an inspiring day for everyone that was there to see the community come together.” Each year Atlanta Community Food Bank works with over 600 nonprofit part- ners including food pantries, community kitchens, child care centers, night shelters and senior centers to distribute over 60 million meals to more than 755,000 people in 29 counties across metro Atlanta and north Georgia. With a prosperous economy, strong economic growth and low unemployment rates, people may think the hunger issue in our community is not significant. “In reality hunger continues to be an urgent problem in metro Atlanta and north Geor- gia. 1 in 7 of our neighbors and 1 in 5 of our children face food insecurity. So getting involved with the food bank is as important as ever.” Said Waide. To find out how you can support the Atlanta Community Food Bank visit: www.acfb.org . – Dean Hesse Continued on page 18 Photo provided by Atlanta Community Food Bank. Exhibition focuses on Jimmy Carter and the Rise of the Film Industry June 16th