Author: Candice Dyer

Organizations: Feeding the Valley

Before the pandemic, an estimated one in five Georgians was designated “food insecure.” Those numbers exploded by 35% in the time of COVID-19, says Frank Sheppard, president and CEO of Feeding the Valley, a Columbus-based nonprofit food bank that opened…

Organizations: Union Mission

Established in 1937, Union Mission has grown from a modest soup kitchen and overnight shelter into one of the leading nonprofits serving people facing homelessness in Savannah. “Our objective is partnering with people to end their homelessness through housing and…

Organizations: YIMBY Georgia

The mission of YIMBY Georgia is right there in the acronym: Yes, In My Backyard. The Atlanta nonprofit works in direct, hands-on ways to help people experiencing homelessness – and helps the rest of us assist them, too. “We offer…

Organizations: SERV International

From drought-ravaged Kenya to tornado-stricken Newnan, SERV International, with its headquarters in Canton, goes where the trouble is to distribute nutritious food boxes and so much more. SERV – a distinctive way to spell “serve,” not an acronym – is…

Organizations: Synergies Work

As a child, Brandon Cantrell was diagnosed with brain cancer that caused frequent seizures and hospitalizations. He eventually discovered that arts and crafts – especially the meditative, repetitive hand motions of crochet – steadied his mind. Earlier this year, Synergies…