Atlanta Restaurants Use Selfies to Help Georgia’s Food Insecure with “Eat Good Do Good GA” Benefiting Wholesome Wave Georgia
Tuesday, September 27 – Wednesday, October 12
Atlanta’s top chefs and restaurateurs are harnessing the power of the selfie with Eat Good Do Good GA, an Instagram campaign and fundraiser for Wholesome Wave Georgia that aims to make fresh fruits and vegetables more accessible to those facing food insecurity in the state.
Led by the teams behind Saltyard (Chef/Partner Nick Leahy, partners Christian and Kristy Favalli) and 1KEPT (Owner Thaddeus Keefe), more than 12 local restaurants are teaming up to participate in the two-week-long fundraiser for Wholesome Wave Georgia that encourages diners to snap a selfie with a fresh fruit or vegetable at dinner and share to Instagram. For each qualifying photo, participating restaurants will donate $.50 to Wholesome Wave Georgia, a local organization that works year-round to make healthy, nourishing choices and locally grown produce accessible to Georgia’s food insecure population.
Eat Good Do Good GA Details:
How it works:
Participating restaurants will provide fresh produce for guests to use in photos or guests may snap photos of their dishes which contain fruit or veggies. For each qualifying Instagram image taken at a participating establishment, the restaurant will donate $.50 to Wholesome Wave Georgia.
Qualifying Instagram selfies must meet the following 3 requirements:
1. Take a selfie with a fresh fruit or vegetable (displayed or on a plate) at a participating restaurant.
2. Tag the restaurant’s Instagram handle in your post.
3. Include the hashtag #EatGoodDoGoodGA in your post.
Wholesome Wave Georgia (WWG) believes that all Georgians should have access to wholesome, locally-grown food. By doubling each federal nutrition assistance (SNAP aka Food Stamps, WIC and Senior FMNP) dollar spent at our sustainable, producer-only farmers markets, we increase access to good food while supporting sustainable farmers and contributing to the local food economy.
WWG has grown from three partner markets in 2009 to a network of 45 markets and direct-marketing farms in 2016. We are located in 25 cities throughout the state, stretching from Metro Atlanta to Valdosta, from Pine Mountain to Augusta.
In 2014, WWG helped facilitate 70% of the total SNAP transactions at farmers markets in Georgia by doubling over $164,000 SNAP dollars. A total of $235,936 SNAP benefits were spent at the 75 SNAP-authorized markets in Georgia in 2014.