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5,000 Fulton residents eat their veggies in 2013 thanks to Fulton Fresh

5,000 Fulton residents eat their veggies in 2013 thanks to Fulton Fresh

ATLANTA -- The Fulton Fresh Mobile Farmers Market marked the end of its successful third season on August 28 with a community celebration attended by more than 200 residents.

“This has been our most successful year so far,” said Menia Chester, Director of Fulton County Cooperative Extension. “We were able to provide nutrition education and fresh produce to approximately 5,000 residents living in communities with limited access to mainstream grocery stores.”

Fulton Fresh Mobile Farmers Market ends third season Aug. 28

Fulton Fresh Mobile Farmers Market ends third season Aug. 28

ATLANTA -- On Wednesday, Aug. 28 at 10 a.m., Fulton County Cooperative Extension will celebrate the successful third season of the Fresh Mobile Farmers Market. This year alone, the program provided 19.2 tons of fresh produce to more than 4,800 residents in 16 Fulton County communities. . 

The celebration will take place at Mount Vernon Baptist Church located at 441 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, and is open to all residents.

Fulton Fresh was founded in 2011 as part of Fulton County’s continuous effort to address health disparities. Communities served by the seasonal program benefit from the delivery of fresh produce, nutrition education and were taught how to prepare tasty, healthy meals with the produce they receive. 

Information about Cooperative Extension and other county services will be available as well as healthy treats and fresh produce from the Fulton Fresh Mobile Farmer’s Market.

For more information, call 404-332-2400.

Random Acts of Kindness: Carol Galdstein

Random Acts of Kindness: Carol Galdstein

ATLANTA -- Today's Random Act of Kindness is for Carol Galdstein.

All of our recipients meet the definition of someone who deserves an act of kindness, but Carol exceeds that definition by far.

In addition to constantly helping and taking care of others, Carol is an absolutely joy to be around and brightens everyone's day. She works hard to support her kids and is long overdue for a surprise.

America's 'Night Out' against crime

America's 'Night Out' against crime

ATLANTA -- The Fulton County Police Department, in partnership with Fulton County agencies and local neighborhoods are joining forces with thousands of communities across the nation to celebrate and participate in the 30th annual National Night Out, a crime and drug prevention event.

Fulton County residents are invited to join the Fulton County Police Department at their National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 6, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at 5495 Old National Highway, College Park.

National Night Out is designed to heighten crime awareness and support for crime and drug prevention efforts sending a message to criminals that neighborhoods are working together and fighting back against crime.

IKEA's Top Drawer helps raise money for Devereux Georgia

IKEA's Top Drawer helps raise money for Devereux Georgia

ATLANTA -- Top Drawer is a fundraising effort by IKEA that brings the best students artists from from SCAD, The Art Institute of Atlanta, GA State, and ATC to design/decorate a one-of-a-kind IKEA 3-drawer TARVA dresser that will be raffled for charity. This year, 100% of the proceeds benefited Devereux Georgia, a non-profit organization licensed to serve children ages 8-21 who are experiencing emotional and behavioral challenges brought on by abuse, neglect, mental illness, sexual exploitation, or intellectual/developmental disabilities. 

In additions to the dressers decorated by the students, local and internationally renowned artists James Randall Chumbley

Top Drawer to raise $10,000 for Devereux Ga.

Top Drawer to raise $10,000 for Devereux Ga.

ATLANTA -- On Tuesday July 30 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., IKEA presents TOP DRAWER. Local art students will design IKEA dressers for our TOP DRAWER charity event to benefit Devereux Georgia, a nonprofit organization that is licensed to serve children who are experiencing emotional and behavioral challenges brought on by abuse, neglect, mental illness, sexual exploitation, or intellectual/developmental disabilities.

Atlanta-Fulton Public Library system to create time capsule

Atlanta-Fulton Public Library system to create time capsule

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta-Fulton Public is asking for help in making a time capsule over the summer. 

The time capsule will be for the Perry Holmes Library on Bolton Rad. The library team wants to open the time capsule as it moves to a new location in February 2015. 

As part of the time capsule, the library staff asks for Atlanta and Fulton County residents to give small items, those that can be parted with for around two years. Those donations are due August 1, and the capsule will close the next day. All ages can participate.

For more information, call (404) 792-4994.