Athens Technology Companies Urged to Help Feed Local Families

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ATHENS, GA- June 15, 2016 – The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), Hub Magazine‘s Bytes, and TAG Athens today announced a partnership with the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia for a state wide food and fund drive that will challenge local technology companies to benefit their regional food bank.

“The Food Bank of Northeast Georgia is excited to be teaming up with TAG Athens and our entire technology community to address hunger through the Bytes for Bites competition. Having the support of such an innovative industry will have a significant impact on our local community,” said John Becker, President & CEO, Food Bank of Northeast Georgia.

Bytes for Bites is a statewide food and fund drive competition whereby tech companies raise resources for regional food banks. The company that raises the most food and funds per employee will win the highly prestigious TAG B4B Cup.

The event features additional opportunities for awards in other categories such as top companies in your region and the TAG Chapter award given to the chapter that can raise the most pounds per person.

Companies interested in learning more or to sign up for Bytes for Bites can visit to bit.ly/bytesforbites.

 

 About the Georgia Food Bank Association (GFBA)

The Georgia Food Bank Association is comprised of 8 regional food banks that share food, resources and best practices to help close the meal gap and ensure a hunger-free Georgia. Working through nearly 2,400 partner agencies and pantries, they distribute more than 130 million pounds of food annually to 159 counties in Georgia. To support the food banks, GFBA develops statewide partnerships to raise food and funds, advances legislative priorities that impact the food banks, educates the public about the role of food banks, and raises awareness about hunger. http://georgiafoodbankassociation.org/

 

About Hub Magazine|Bytes

 Bytes is a regular feature of Hub Magazine that profiles the next new thing in food. From new kitchen gadgets and popular mobile apps to startups and more. Hub Magazine features timely news, ideas, people and trends that are at the intersection of Georgia’s Emerging technology community. A part of Hub Media, the official media brand of the Technology Association of Georgia, Hub Magazine reaches more than 30,000 technologists via print and digital platforms. Learn more at www.hubga.com

  About TAG Athens Chapter 

The Athens chapters’ mission is educating, uniting, promoting, and influencing Georgia’s technology community in the Athens area.  Explore the Athens Chapter of the Technology Association of Georgia. Find educational and networking events in Athens.

Learn more: http://www.tagonline.org/chapters-and-societies/athens/

 

About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)

TAG is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 30,000 members through regional chapters in Metro Atlanta, Athens, Augusta, Columbus, Macon/Middle Georgia, and Savannah. TAG’s mission is to educate, promote, and unite Georgia’s technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances a tech-based economy.

The association provides networking and educational programs; celebrates Georgia’s technology leaders and companies; and advocates for legislative action that enhances the state’s economic climate for technology.  TAG hosts over 200 events each year and serves as an umbrella organization for 34 professional societies. For more information visit the TAG website at www.tagonline.org.

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