AICP is kicking off its annual #AICPGives food and goods drive benefiting organizations in each Chapter of the AICP membership. Launched in 2012 in Los Angeles by the AICP West Board, then expanded to other cities, this year’s drive will look a little different because of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. Rather than collecting food and goods at member companies, and delivering them to the organizations, AICP Gives will be virtual this year. Below, please find links from each Chapter’s designated recipient, which are accepting direct donations as well as providing wish lists of items that can be purchased on behalf of an organization.

Gobble Gobble Give, New York
There are two way to donate to Gobble Gobble Give New York. You can sign up to drop off donations directly at the Apollo Theater in Harlem. To sign up, click here. Additionally, you may purchase and donate items from this Amazon Wish List, which will go to the Ruth Fernandez Family Shelter, a long-time beneficiary of Gobble Gobble Give New York. For more information, please click here.

Atlanta Community Food Bank
Atlanta Community Food Bank’s mission is to fight hunger by engaging, educating and empowering our community. We work with more than 700 nonprofit partners to distribute over 65 million meals across metro Atlanta and north Georgia. ACFB is a member of Feeding America, the nation’s leading domestic hunger relief charity made up of over 200 food banks. To find out about virtual fundraisers, please click here.

The AICP Midwest Chapter is staging a Virtual AICP Awards Show on November 17th, and will benefit the organizations below. For more information, click here. Donations can also be made directly after the event.

Greater Chicago Food Depository
The Greater Chicago Food Depository is Chicago’s food bank. We believe a healthy community starts with food. The Food Depository is part of a united community effort working to bring food, dignity and hope to our Cook County neighbors. We act as the hub for a network of more than 700 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and other programs. These programs provide food where it’s most needed.

Gleaners – Detroit
Gleaners exists to provide households with access to sufficient, nutritious food, and related resources. Gleaners accomplishes this through collaboration, efficient operations, education, and innovative solutions to achieve a hunger-free community in southeast Michigan.

VEAP – Minneapolis
VEAP creates pathways to stronger, more hopeful communities through access to healthy food, housing stability, and supportive services.

Hunger Busters
Hunger Busters is a Dallas-based charity focused on Feeding Kids and Fueling Futures by providing a much-needed third meal of the day to food-insecure children in the Dallas Independent School District (DISD) through our “Feed the Need” after-school program.

Gobble Gobble Give 
Gobble Gobble Give will stage its annual Thanksgiving Day distribution of goods and food to the homeless. In the time of COVID-19, this will look very different. For more details, please click here; additionally you can donate to via this link, which will provide the following:

  • $10 serves 4 complete thanksgiving meals with survival kit
  • $20 serves 8 complete thanksgiving meals with survival kit
  • $50 serves 20 complete thanksgiving meals with survival kit
  • $100 serves 40 complete thanksgiving meals with survival kit
  • $500 serves an entire city block of homeless