Food Security of America held a dinner at the Buckhead home of Jeanmarie and Alan Quarterman on February 24, 2016 to raise funds for its Friends and Neighbors Networks (FANNs). A program graduate, Jean Aaron, shared her success story and held a question and answer session which highlighted FSA’a role in providing food and a valuable sense of community to low-income families.
“I didn’t want to take the easy way out and apply for food stamps or go to food pantries. Joining the FANN was the missing piece that let me provide for my daughter and special needs grandson. All the FANN members take ownership of the program. We’re like a Sunday School class,” recalled Ms. Aaron.
Food Security for America operates FANNs throughout Georgia for the purpose of providing food and fresh produce in a bi-weekly format where educational opportunities, nutrition information, and financial tools are all shared in a supportive community which increases self-empowerment.