Kyle Waide, Atlanta Community Food Bank President and CEO on NonProfits Radio
Kyle Waide, President and CEO
Atlanta Community Food Bank
As President and CEO of the Atlanta Community Food Bank, Kyle Waide oversees the distribution of nearly 70 million pounds of food and grocery products each year through a network of 600 local and regional partner nonprofit organizations that feed those in need across 29 Georgia counties.
Prior to being named CEO in June of 2015, Waide served for three years as the Food Bank’s Vice President of Partner Operations, leading the organization to record-breaking years of food distribution to the hungry. Through Waide’s collaborative efforts to improve distribution best practices, the Food Bank dramatically increased the nutritional quality of its product offerings, including fresh produce.
Currently the Food Bank distributes more than 14 million pounds of produce each year. Prior to joining the Food Bank, Waide held several management roles at The Home Depot Inc. in disaster relief, corporate responsibility, community affairs and store operations. He also previously served as part of the management team that created and launched Charity Navigator, the nation’s premier charity evaluation service. Waide is a graduate of Harvard University and serves as the Chair of the Southeast Regional Cooperative, the Vice Chair of the Georgia Food Bank Association and is a member of the Ending Hunger Advisory Committee and the Policy, Education and Advocacy Committee for Feeding America. In our local community, Waide is a member of the Leadership Atlanta Class of 2015, the Rotary Club of Atlanta, the Community Advisory Board for The Junior League of Atlanta, Inc., the Super Bowl LIII Host Committee Advisory Board and the Committee For A Better Atlanta. Waide resides in Decatur with his wife, Christina, and their three children.
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1. The Atlanta Community Food Bank + their vision, mission and Bold Goal. The Atlanta Community Food Bank distributes enough food for over 60 million meals each year and distributes to more than 600 nonprofit partner agencies serving families and individuals in 29 metro Atlanta and north Georgia counties.
2. Every day, one in seven Georgians struggle with hunger. We are asking you to join us in supporting the Atlanta Community Food Bank today to make a donation, visit acfb.org
3. The Atlanta Community Food Bank’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency has earned another 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. The 4-star rating is the highest grade awarded by Charity Navigator. For eight consecutive years, the Food Bank has earned 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.
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Other details about the Food Bank’s service area – 1 in 7 Georgians struggles with hunger in metro Atlanta and north Georgia. These folks include children, seniors, and hardworking families. Each year, an estimated 755,400 (or 1 in 7) people in metro Atlanta and north Georgia turn to Food Bank partner agencies for food. Clients visit agencies an average of 8 times a year.
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