ATLANTA—Bill Bolling, founder of the Atlanta Community Food Bank, will deliver the sixth annual Georgia State University Honors College Founder’s Lecture on Oct. 15.
Bolling’s speech, “Overwhelmed with Opportunity: So Many Ways to Serve,” will focus on the importance of stewardship and opportunities for community service. The lecture will take place at 6:30 p.m. in the Centennial Hall Auditorium and is free and open to the public.
Bolling is a longtime advocate of access to healthy food and affordable housing in Atlanta and nationwide.
He is a charter member of Feeding America, the nation’s largest network of food banks, and is chairman of the Food Well Alliance, a support system for Atlanta-area growers and leaders who are committed to increasing access to healthy, locally grown food.
Under his 36 years of leadership, the Atlanta Community Food Bank distributed more than half a billion pounds of food and dry goods to more than 600 food pantries, community kitchens, shelters and other nonprofits that feed the hungry across 29 Georgia counties.
Bolling has convened the Atlanta Regional Housing forum since its inception in 1988. The forum is a quarterly event that engages stakeholders and leaders on issues ranging from affordable housing to transportation to healthy communities. He also sits on the boards of the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation and the Arby’s Foundation and the Dean’s Council at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State.
This year’s Founders Lecture will be in honor of the donors who supported the Honors College through Georgia State’s Burning Bright Campaign.