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Food & Nutrition

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ACFB cooking demos

Pantry to Plate

Facebook Live Cooking Demos

@ 11AM on the ACFB Facebook page

Schedule: Every Second and Fourth Tuesday of each month


For past videos, click here.

For additional recipes, click here.

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Facebook Live de cocina

@ 3PM en la pagina de Facebook de ACFB, sfguenos para recibir actualizaciones y ver nuestras sesiones en vivo. 11 - octubre – 2022

For past videos, click here.


For additional recipes, click here.

New Video: How to handle a whole chicken

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With a large variety of chicken cuts in the Atlanta Foodbank warehouse, Chef Kevin Gillespie, shares the low down on how to safely thaw, butcher, and cook a whole chicken. With his simple steps you will be an expert in no time! To view the video, click here

DeKalb County School's meal program
DeKalb County: free & reduced meal applications now available

USDA has not granted school districts the ability to extend the “meals at no cost” waiver for the 2022-23 school year. As a result, families must either pay for meals or be determined eligible to receive free or reduced-price meal benefits.

An online application for SY 22-23 is available on the DCSD website. Unless your family has received a letter indicating you are already qualified, you must complete a free or reduced-price application. Please apply if you think your family may qualify.

To apply, click here

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Healthy Morning
All Things Healthy Eating
On the Scales
Vegetable Shopping
Eating Healthy on a Budget

Chef and Health Tips

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Cooking guides

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Fresh Produce Guides


Recipe Cards

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Zero Waste Recipes:
Food Waste is the Spookiest Part of Halloween
Like many other holidays, Halloween leads to an uptick in food waste when pumpkins are thrown off the porch and into the trash on November 1st. Check out our blog for some tips to carve this year's jack-o'-lantern sustainably!
Courtesy of Second Helpings.
Todd Ginsberg's Celery Leaves and Core Salad
Did you know that many plants are entirely edible? Root-to-stem cooking helps reduce food waste by using every part of the plant. The General Muir's Todd Ginsberg shares his Celery Leaves and Core Salad as a delicious way to reduce your food waste at home. For recipe, click here

Courtesy of Second Helpings.

Zero Waste Vegetable Stock from Marc Pollack

Marc always has leftover ‘ends’ to his vegetables when preparing foundations for dishes, including things like mirepoix (onion, carrot & celery) or the holy trinity (green pepper, celery & onion).  He says, “These make for a great base for vegetable stock, particularly if you add a couple of basic whole vegetables.” For the recipe, click here. Courtesy of Second Helpings. 


What can you do with a can of potatoes?

A #10 can of potatoes has more potatoes than a 5 pound bag! Click here to learn tips for using canned potatoes. 

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Nourishing News

Sign up for an Atlanta Community Food Bank newsletter that provides nutritional recipes. To sign up, click here.

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Is this Food Safe to Eat?

No one likes to throw away good food but how do you know when it's not safe to eat? Review this document to learn the difference between "Best By", "Use By" and "Sell By" dates along with tips on when to know it's time to throw out that can of beans!

To read the brochure, click here.

Eye Health

Did you know that your diet can impact eye health and vision? Research has shown that problems with vision and retinal health are not just due to genetics – your diet can also impact the health of your eyes! To learn more about they type of food and nutrients that are important for maintaining healthy eyes, click here

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