Emory Point to celebrate World Food Day with canned food drive, events throughout OctoberImage provided to Decaturish.
Throughout October, Emory Point will celebrate World Food Day – recognized by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization on Oct. 16 – as part of the company’s yearlong CoreGiving initiative to fight world hunger.
According to an Emory Point press release, guests are encouraged to bring canned food donations throughout the month to contribute to the “Living Giving Sculpture,” a life-sized art installation, which will come to life with canned donations.
Additionally, two on-site events will aim to raise awareness for food sustainability and promote action to ensure food security and nutritious diets for all.
The first event will take place tonight, Thursday, Oct. 3, from 5 to 7 p.m. In partnership with Atlanta Celebrates Photography, a group dedicated to improving recognition of the local photography community, Emory Point will host an opening event to unveil a curated outdoor photography exhibition.
Called “ATL at the Core,” the exhibition will feature over 30 local photographers, paying homage to the vibrant culture of the city. The event will feature live music, food from Emory Point’s The General Muir, giveaways and an interactive “Thyme for Change” Pledge Wall.
Additionally, the photo exhibition and “Living Giving Sculpture” will be on display through the end of October, the release said.
Then, on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. the center will host “Thyme for Change,” a community food security-focused event.
Pike Nurseries will lead a plant-your-own herb garden workshop, and local food organizations, including Wholesome Wave Georgia, Truly Living Well and Slow Food Emory, will be onsite educating guests on food sustainability best practices.
At the culmination of Emory Point’s World Food Day events, all canned goods collected in October will be donated to community partner Atlanta Community Food Bank.
All of the events will take place at Emory Point, located at 855 Emory Point Dr. off of Clifton Road in Atlanta.