September 24, 2020
Moore Colson, an award-winning accounting, consulting, and advisory firm in Atlanta, recently announced it won the Large Firms category in the seventh annual Georgia Accounting Food Fight. The two-week competition, organized by The Georgia Society of CPAs (GSCPA) and the Georgia Food Bank Association (GFBA), brings together accounting professionals from all across Georgia with the goal of raising funds for the state’s nine regional food banks. According to GSCPA and GFBA, the Georgia Accounting Food Fight has raised a record-breaking $285,117 and the equivalent to 1,140,468 meals for the Food Bank in 2020, which represents a 48 percent increase over last year’s results.
According to the Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB), competitors included teams from over 70 accounting firms and industry accounting departments representing over 5,300 members of the industry. During the friendly two-week competition, accounting professionals statewide competed to earn points by raising funds for the GFBA. This year, the Food Fight also focused on helping the food banks respond to the increasing number of Georgians seeking food assistance due to the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic. Awards were presented to accounting professionals in several categories, including Big Four, Large Firm, Medium Firm, Small Firm, Sole Proprietor, Industry, Food Fight Hero and Grand Prize Hunger Champion.
Moore Colson raised $ 28,582.88, the equivalent of 114,332 meals for ACFB, ranking Moore Colson number one in Georgia in the Large Firms category for Total Points and number one of all the teams in its region for Total Points. This is the firm’s sixth win in the Large Firms category.
“We’ve all seen the food lines during this pandemic. The lockdown and slow recovery has devastated our community. The response by our industry across Georgia and here in metro Atlanta to help those in need is awe-inspiring,” noted Todd McMullen, Moore Colson partner and Atlanta Community Food Bank board member. “Since the first Food Fight, our team has enthusiastically supported the cause of the Atlanta Community Food Bank, but I could tell from the amount and level of giving on the first day of this year’s Food Fight that this was going to be a special year for fundraising. The recognition as a 2020 Food Fight winner is a tribute to our team members’ generosity.”
About the Atlanta Community Food Bank:
The Atlanta Community Food Bank works to end hunger with the food, people and big ideas needed to ensure our neighbors have the nourishment to lead healthy and productive lives. Far too many people in our own community experience hunger every day, including children, seniors and working families. Through more than 600 nonprofit partners, we help more than 755,000 people get healthy food every year. Our goal is that, by 2025, all hungry people across metro Atlanta and North Georgia will have access to the nutritious meals they need when they need them. It takes the power of our whole community to make that possible. Join us at ACFB.org.
About Moore Colson:
Moore Colson is the business advisor of choice for any company seeking thoughtful financial and strategic guidance. That’s why since 1981, family-owned businesses and Fortune 500 corporations alike have trusted us with their accounting and consulting needs. And unlike most firms, we use a true partnership model, which means every client has access to our entire team of experts. A nationally-recognized firm, Atlanta-based Moore Colson has the experience and personal touch to shape your future and help your company grow. Learn more at MooreColson.com.
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