$44,000 donation helps provide meals to thousands of residents in need
CHICAGO & ATLANTA, GA – Dec. 15, 2020 – Bounteous and FortyFour today announced that they made a collective donation to the Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB). This news comes just one week after Bounteous announced its acquisition of FortyFour, an Atlanta-based digital agency.
Raghu Kakarala, Managing Partner at FortyFour, has been involved with the Atlanta Community Food Bank for several years. Kakarala previously served on the advisory board for the ACFB and now sits within the governing board.
“The Atlanta Community Food Bank is a critical part of the greater Atlanta community,” said Kakarala. “Teaming up to fight hunger is extremely important to our team, and we are proud to join forces with a like-minded partner like Bounteous to make a lasting impact on our community.”
“Giving back is part of our culture and we encourage everyone to participate in whatever capacity they can,” agreed Thomas Frank, Managing Partner/Executive Creative Director. “Today, more than ever, we need to continue to address poverty in our community. Food, shelter, and healthcare are basic human rights. Providing financial support is a great place to start, but as a community, we need to do as much as possible to deal with these challenges.”
Monetary donations to the food bank are efficiently converted into substantial impact, as every $1 donation can provide enough food for up to four meals. The amounts chosen were no coincidence—the Kakarala Family Foundation and the Frank Family Trust each pledged an $11,000 donation toward the food bank, for a total of 44,000 meals donated, which ties back to the agency name, FortyFour. As a sign of the two companies joining together, Bounteous Charitable Trust matched their contributions, for a grand monetary value of $44,000.
“Our organization relies greatly on donations from companies and individuals,” said Sarah Fonder-Kristy, Chief Development Officer, Atlanta Community Food Bank. “During a difficult year, this donation from Bounteous and FortyFour will positively affect many lives as we work together to fight hunger.”