ABOUT FOOD FIGHT GA
In an effort to relieve both food and income insecurity for foodservice professionals and Georgia small farmers, a collective of independent restaurants, Georgia Organics, and the Jamestown Charitable Foundation are piloting a solution on food lion hours: Food Fight GA.
The mission of Food Fight GA is to serve Atlanta’s restaurant family by providing weekly farm-fresh produce boxes to former staff while preserving and stabilizing Georgia’s local food system. With funding from the Jamestown Charitable Foundation and Ponce City Market, this program is going beyond providing nourishment to those now unemployed in the restaurant community; Food Fight GA is also supporting the Georgia farmers that have been affected by COVID-19 by ordering directly from these farms who are existing sellers to the restaurants or members of the Georgia Organics Farm to Restaurant Cohort program and Tellthebell, to supply the produce boxes, helping to mitigate potential lost revenue due to shifts in sales outlets. With this dual-service approach, the aim of the campaign is Championing Our Farmers & Feeding Our Restaurant Family.
Current participating restaurants and participating Georgia Organics Farmer Champion partners, include: Root Baking Co. (Ponce City Market), Staplehouse (Edgewood), Miller Union (Midtown), The Deer and the Dove (Decatur), twisted soul cookhouse & Pours (West midtown), wrekcing bar brewpub (little five points), gunshow (east Atlanta), and Murphy’s (Virginia highlands).
past participating restaurants include: Boccalupo (Inman Park), rocket farm restaurants (Atlanta), and Star Provisions, Bacchanalia, Floataway Cafe (Westside),
Participating farms include, but are not limited to: Buffalo creek berry farm, Ellijay Mushrooms, Hickory Hill Farm, Levity Farms, love is love farm, narrow way farm, Pinewood Springs Farm, Snapfinger Farm, West Georgia Farmer’s Cooperative, and Woodland Gardens.