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Tony Cooper
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TAG Host Bytes for Bites, a Statewide Food Drive

 

Bytes for Bites (B4B) is an effort of TAG and the Georgia Food Bank Association (GFBA) to engage Georgia’s technology community in the fight against hunger through a friendly food and fund drive competition.

 

ATLANTA, GA– April 26, 2016– The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), the state’s leading association dedicated to the promotion and economic advancement of Georgia’s technology industry, and Hub Magazine’s Food Technology feature, Bytes, today announced a statewide food and fund drive competition. Registration opens on June 1st. Companies across the state will compete to raise the most food and funds between July 11th and July 22nd for their local area food bank. On July 22nd TAG will be hosting a day of service to commemorate the food and fund drive.

Working with the Georgia Food Bank Association, TAG member companies will raise resources for the eight regional food banks. The food and funds raised by each company will stay local and benefit the regional food bank that serves their community. Working through nearly 2,400 partner agencies and pantries, the Food Banks collectively distribute more than 130 million pounds of food annually to all 159 countries in Georgia. Hosting the drive during the summer allows an opportunity to feed the nearly 1 in 4 children in Georgia households that are food insecure.

TAG members and companies will be able to donate food and funds, with $1 counting as 4 pounds in the competition totals. Prizes will be awarded based on how many pounds of food were collected. The prestigious TAG Cup will be awarded to the company that raises the most pounds per person. Opportunities for prizes in other categories are also available. All who are interested people should contact Zubair Hossain at zubair@tagonline.org for more information.

About the Georgia Food Bank Association (GFBA)

The Georgia Food Bank Association food banks share food, resources and best practices to help close the meal gap and ensure a hunger-free Georgia. Working through nearly 2,400 partner agencies and pantries, they distribute more than 130 million pounds of food annually to 159 counties in Georgia. To support the food banks, GFBA develops statewide partnerships to raise food and funds, advances legislative priorities that impact the food banks, educates the public about the role of food banks, and raises awareness about hunger. http://georgiafoodbankassociation.org/

About Bytes from Hub Magazine

Bytes is a regular feature of Hub Magazine that profiles the next new thing in food. From new kitchen gadgets and popular mobile apps to startups and more. Hub Magazine features timely news, ideas, people and trends that are at the intersection of Georgia’s Emerging technology community.

Hub Magazine and Bytes are part of Hub Media, the official media brand of the Technology Association of Georgia. Hub reaches more than 30,000 technologists via print and digital platforms.

Check out issues of Hub Magazine here or visit www.hubga.com

 

About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)

TAG is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 30,000 members through regional chapters in Metro Atlanta, Athens, Augusta, Columbus, Macon/Middle Georgia, and Savannah. TAG’s mission is to educate, promote, and unite Georgia’s technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances a tech-based economy.

The association provides networking and educational programs; celebrates Georgia’s technology leaders and companies; and advocates for legislative action that enhances the state’s economic climate for technology. TAG hosts over 200 events each year and serves as an umbrella organization for 34 professional societies. For more information visit the TAG website at www.tagonline.org.

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