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Atlanta Gas Light and community partners collect more than 20,000 pounds of food during statewide food drives

 ATLANTA – June 12, 2020 – Atlanta Gas Light and local community partners joined together for a statewide drive-thru food donation effort to help curb the escalation of food insecurity in communities due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Overall, the company was able to collect more than 20,000 pounds of food and over $5,000 in donations from employees and neighbors, which will benefit 14 Georgia foodbanks.

“We recognize now more than ever we cannot forget that putting food on the table remains a daily struggle for some families during this COVID-19 pandemic,” said Bryan Batson, president of Atlanta Gas Light. “We are grateful to work with local foodbanks throughout our service territory to help stock the shelves of these organizations so they can support families facing challenges. Atlanta Gas Light remains committed to assessing the needs of the communities where we live and serve, on an ongoing basis, to make sure we’re providing all the support we can.”

The company partnered with 14 local foodbanks to collect donations across the state. These organizations include:

  • Hosea Feed the Hungry, Atlanta Regional Business Center
  • Meals on Wheels Atlanta, Peachtree Service Center
  • Hearts to Nourish Hope, Clayton Service Center
  • Must Ministries, Marietta Service Center
  • United Way of Forsyth County (summer feeding program for students), Cumming Service Center
  • Rockdale Emergency Relief Fund, Conyers Service Center
  • Food Bank of Northeast Georgia, Athens Service Center
  • Golden Harvest Food Bank, Augusta Service Center
  • Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia, Savannah Service Center
  • Macon Outreach, Macon Service Center
  • Baptist Church of Villa Rica Food Bank, Carrollton Service Center
  • One Roof Ecumenical Alliance Outreach, Newnan Service Center
  • Neighborhood Cooperative Ministries, Gwinnett Service Center
  • Georgia Mountain Food Bank, Hall County Service Center


About Atlanta Gas Light
Atlanta Gas Light is one of four natural gas distribution companies of Southern Company Gas, a wholly owned subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO). Atlanta Gas Light provides natural gas delivery service to more than 1.6 million customers in Georgia. In operation since 1856, the company is one of the oldest corporations in the state. For more information, visit

About Southern Company Gas

Southern Company Gas is a wholly owned subsidiary of Atlanta-based Southern Company (NYSE:SO), America’s premier energy company. Southern Company Gas serves approximately 4.2 million natural gas utility customers through its regulated distribution companies in four states with approximately 700,000 retail customers through its companies that market natural gas. Other nonutility businesses include investments in interstate pipelines, asset management for natural gas wholesale customers and ownership and operation of natural gas storage facilities. For more information, visit


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Atlanta Gas Light opened its facilities for drive-thru food drives across the state today to benefit Georgia foodbanks, which have been stressed for resources due to heightened food insecurity.

Atlanta Gas Light employees practiced social distancing while unloading donations to local foodbanks at the company’s drive-thru food drive. 

Atlanta Gas Light employees collected more than 20,000 pounds of food for foodbanks across Georgia.