SAVANNAH, GA- June 17, 2016– The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), Hub Magazine‘s Bytes, and TAG Savannah today announced a partnership with America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia 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).
“Households in own community struggle to put enough food on the table for their families. We are thrilled to be partnering with TAG Savannah and the technology industry to lessen their burden. Their support will have a real impact on our ability to address hunger locally,” said Mary Jane Crouch, Executive Director, America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia
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.
“TAG Savannah is happy to participate in this honorable competition to help our local community, we hope to showcase what the technology community in Savannah is capable of,” said Casey Herrington, TAG Savannah Program Director.
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 Savannah Chapter
Founded in 2011, TAG Savannah executes TAG’s mission of educating, uniting, promoting, and influencing Coastal Georgia’s technology community through monthly meetings including IT Connect, the TAG Savannah CIO Roundtable Series, the TAG Savannah Speaker Series, TechFest with Armstrong State University and much more. Savannah area TAG Premiere Members include Armstrong State University, Georgia Ports Authority, Gulfstream Aerospace, Georgia Southern University, Hunter Maclean, SCAD and many others. Learn more: http://www.tagonline.org/chapters-and-societies/savannah
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.