#Eat Good Do Good GA Selfie Campaign Begins!
Sep
27
Oct 12

#Eat Good Do Good GA Selfie Campaign Begins!

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.

EAT GOOD DO GOOD GA DETAILS:

Participating restaurants:


1KEPT, Bangkok Station, Cooks & Soliders, Double Zero, Farm Burger (Buckhead, Decatur, and Dunwoody), Gunshow, Iberian Pig, Miller Union, Saltyard, Sugo Kitchen, and Sweet Auburn BBQ.

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 (from display or plate) at a participating restaurant.

2. Tag the restaurant’s Instagram handle in your post.

3. Include the hashtag #EatGoodDoGoodGA in your post.

Thank you all for participating and for spreading the word about this campaign!


Southern Chefs Potluck
Sep
11
3:00 pm15:00

Southern Chefs Potluck

On September 11, some of the South's favorite chefs are getting out of the kitchen and into the country for the 7th Annual Southern Chefs Potluck, a casual Sunday supper benefiting Wholesome Wave Georgia.

Guests will dine family style with the chefs on the pastoral grounds of the Inn at Serenbe. In addition to food and fellowship, the event will feature local beer, wine and cocktails created by renowned mixologists and a live auction for one-of-a-kind chef experiences. 

Each chef will contribute a side dish along with homemade pickles, relishes and desserts to be shared. The chefs' creations will complement main dishes provided by White Oak Pastures and Jim N' Nicks Bar-B-Q.

This year, WWG will be hosting a VIP after-party for chefs and VIP ticket holders, with live music, cocktails, and small bites from exclusive chefs who are not participating in the Potluck. The party will be held at a private residence in Serenbe; one of the community's first Farmettes!

Purchase Your Tickets Today!

Picnic In The Park
May
22
1:00 pm13:00

Picnic In The Park

  • Historic Fourth Ward Park

Grab your friends and family and join Wholesome Wave Georgia on May 22 for a Sunday afternoon picnic in Historic Fourth Ward Park! Dig into picnic baskets curated by some of Atlanta’s favorite chefs and dine al fresco, while enjoying beer and wine, live music, and dancing. Guests will also have the opportunity to bid on gourmet picnic baskets provided by local chefs and restaurants. Tickets are on sale now: $20 for an individual or $35 for a couple.

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.

Buy Your Picnic Tickets Today!

Picnic In The Park is made possible by the generous support of our sponsors!

The Arby's Foundation works to ensure that all children in America have access to wholesome food  every day. They believe a child's potential for success begins with a meal, and together we can ensure every child has the food they need to succeed.

Seiber Design is a studio of architects and interior designers providing facilities planning and building design services for private sector clients and individuals.

Brasstown Beef is a purveyor of dry-aged, all-natural beef raised humanely in open Blue Ridge mountain pastures without antibiotics or hormones here on Ridgefield Farm.

Feb
11
5:00 pm17:00

Cause An Effect with Chipotle

  • Chipotle Mexican Grill

Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support Wholesome Wave Georgia. Come into the Toco Hills Chipotle at 2963 N Druid Hills Rd NE in Atlanta on Thursday, February 11th between 5:00pm and 9:00pm. Tell the cashier you’re supporting WWG make sure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated to Wholesome Wave Georgia.

Jan
11
Jan 13

Transforming Food Access Summit: Accelerating Affordability with Nutrition Incentives

  • Emory Conference Center

WWG is proud to serve as the local host organization of the Transforming Food Access Summit, presented by Wholesome Wave. 

Nutrition incentives have played a transformative role in providing affordable access to healthy fruits and vegetables for hundreds of thousands of low-income consumers. This is an event you won’t want to miss. From national policy makers to community-based organizations engaged in incentive programs and local and regional food supply chains, attendees will take away practical and innovative tactics to improve access to healthy food.

For more information, please visit https://www.wholesomewave.org/2016-summit

Southern Chefs Potluck
Sep
13
3:00 pm15:00

Southern Chefs Potluck

  • Inn at Serenbe

 

The 6th Annual Southern Chefs Potluck at Serenbe is a casual Sunday supper benefiting Wholesome Wave Georgia on Sunday, September 13th, 2015.

The Southern Chefs Potluck is a favorite among the Atlanta food community, inviting chefs like Ford Fry, Steven Satterfield, Jay Swift, David Sweeny, Terry Koval, Hilary White and more to come together with our guests and dine family-style in a beautiful open-air pavilion at Serenbe.

In 2014, we raised over $118,000 at the Potluck, for a total impact of $236,000 worth of fresh food to low-income families in Georgia and $236,000 in income for Georgia farmers. This year, we want to do even more good. We need your support to raise $130,000 at the Potluck, so that we can provide $260,000 worth of fresh food to low-income families in Georgia and $260,000 in income for Georgia farmers.

Download our Sponsorship Brochure to become an integral part of this event.

The Social Hand Up
Jul
10
7:00 pm19:00

The Social Hand Up

  • Nelson Mullins Rooftop Terrace
The Social Hand Up 2015 Flyer.jpg

Wholesome Wave is proud to be the beneficiary of this year's Social Hand Up event. 

The Social Hand Up is an event that brings creatives, entrepreneurs, and community members together to provide support and exposure to causes in our city—all while having a good time. 

Whether you do your part through your business, your volunteer work, your art, or even shopping locally--when we give a hand up, it benefits all of us.

Join us for drinks, food, and great people, and help Georgians gain access to fresh, local, healthy food. This year, all proceeds benefit Wholesome Wave Georgia. 

Take the SNAP Challenge!
May
10
May 17

Take the SNAP Challenge!

TAKE THE SNAP CHALLENGE

We challenge you to eat on only $4.17 per day for the week of May 10th-17th, 2015!

By taking the SNAP Challenge and experiencing what life is like for millions of Americans living on the average daily allowance of only $4.17, we hope to raise awareness for alternatives like Wholesome Wave Georgia's programs that support access to healthy food while on SNAP.

While on the challenge, shop at a WWG partner farmers market where SNAP dollars are doubled and you'll find local, fresh, healthy foods at affordable prices. This means that as a SNAP Challenge participant, each time you shop at a WWG partner farmers market, your budget doubles from $4.17 to $8.34/day. That's the magic of Wholesome Wave's Double SNAP Program!
 

Could you feed your family on $4 a day?

In Georgia, almost 2 million people–one in five Georgians–receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP or Food Stamp) benefits each month. The average person receives a food stamp allowance of $4.17 a day to purchase food.

Across our state, not only are families and individuals finding it difficult to afford food, they're also having trouble accessing fresh, healthy, food. 

One of Wholesome Wave Georgia's top programs doubles every SNAP dollar from $1 to $2 at nearly 40 partner farmers markets. Through this doubling initiative we increase access to and affordability of fresh, locally produced food for SNAP recipients. This means more healthy food for communities in Atlanta and across the state of Georgia, where healthy food is often sparse, expensive and low-quality, and more money for farmers.