ATLANTA -- At the Atlanta Community Food Bank's distribution center in northwest Atlanta, driver Tony Brewster picks up two pallets filled with food for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.
It doesn't sit for long. He takes it straight to two food pantries in Atlanta's West End.
"We have individuals who are part-time workers. We have single parents that are in need," said Terri Medina, director of communications for St. Vincent de Paul Georgia. "They're spending their money to keep a roof over their head. So where are they going to get food? That's why they come to St. Vincent de Paul and the Atlanta Community Food Bank."
ACFB works with more than 600 nonprofits in 29 counties.
Despite an improving economy, demand keeps growing.
"January was our biggest distribution ever," said Angie Clawson, public relations manager for ACFB. "We had over four million pounds of food distributed to our community partners. Even though people are back to work, there are people who are under-employed."
They are the ones who will benefit the most from the 29th annual Hunger Walk on Sunday, Mar. 10. It's the food bank's biggest fundraiser.
It helps fill the shelves at ACFB's distribution center and at food pantries run by five benefiting partners, including St. Vincent de Paul.
"A lot of other walks, you donate and it goes to research," Medina told 11Alive's Jennifer Leslie. "But this goes right back to the families in need."
11Alive is one of the sponsors of the Hunger Walk. If you like the Hunger Walk's Facebook page through 11Alive's Facebook page, you can register to win two nights at Stone Mountain and a year's worth of food at Arby's. Friday is the last day to register.