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on August 21, 2019 |
As one of the founding fathers of food banking, and a champion for hunger and poverty relief throughout his career, Bill Bolling has made an indelible mark on our world. Bill served as executive director of the Atlanta Community Food Bank from the time he founded the organization in 1979 until June 2015. Over the span of 36 years, he led the Food Bank’s distribution of more than half a billion pounds of food and grocery products through a network of more than 600 local and regional partner nonprofit organizations that feed the hungry across 29 Georgia counties. He was a charter member of Feeding America, the national network of food banks, and was influential in the start-up of food banks across the country.
Bill is the founder and currently serves as board chair and senior adviser of Food Well Alliance. He is on the Board of Counselors of the Andrew Young School at Georgia State University.
In 1988 he founded of the Regional Housing Forum addressing affordability which he continues to convene and facilitate today.
Bill is an Associate Board member of the Arthur M Blank Foundation, board member of the Arby’s Foundation, as well as Chairman of the Atlanta Civic Circle which addresses civic journalism.
Bill has been successful working across political, race, geographic, religious, gender, and income differences.
Bill is a frequent speaker on topics related to hunger, poverty, regionalism, civic engagement, affordable housing and public policy reform.