TAG Columbus and Feeding the Valley Food Bank to participate in Statewide Food and Funds Competition

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COLUMBUS, GA- June 15, 2016– The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), Hub Magazine‘s Bytes, and TAG Columbus today announced a partnership with Feeding the Valley Food Bank as part of a state wide food and fund drive that will challenge local technology companies to benefit their regional food bank. The competition is part of TAG’s Day of Service initiative with the Georgia Food Bank Association (GFBA).

“Feeding the Valley Food Bank is thrilled to be teaming up with TAG for the Bytes for Bites competition. I am looking forward to seeing all the creativity, innovation, and generosity that the tech community will bring to our ongoing efforts to solve the problem of hunger in west central Georgia!”

Feeding the Valley is one of seven regional food banks in the State of Georgia. It serves as a center for the reception and distribution of donated food and grocery products for 14 counties in West Georgia and Alabama.

Bytes for Bites is a statewide food and fund drive competition whereby tech companies raise resources for regional food banks. The prestigious TAG B4B Cup will be awarded to the company that raises the most food and funds per employee. A TAG Chapter award will be given to the chapter that raises the most pounds per person.

Local 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 Columbus Chapter 

The TAG Columbus Chapter includes over 1000 individual and organizational members. TAG strives to educate, unite, promote, and influence Georgia’s technology community in Muscogee County and other surrounding counties that make up the Columbus area.  Learn more: http://www.tagonline.org/chapters-and-societies/columbus/

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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