In celebration of the Hilton Worldwide Global Week of Service (October 6-12, 2013), North Point Hospitality Hotels in Atlanta and Savannah participated in a variety of community projects including, hosting a brunch for families at The Shepherd Center in Atlanta, GA and stocking shelves at America’s Second Harvest Food Bank in Savannah, GA.

Brunch at the Shepherd Center

The Homewood Suites Atlanta Midtown hosted brunch on Wednesday, October 9, 2013, for families currently staying at the Shepherd Center in Atlanta, GA. Director of Sales, Tyler Morgan, and Catering Manager, Meghan Lewis, attended and served more than 30 family members during the event. Families that stay at the Shepherd Center currently have a loved one being treated for a catastrophic spinal cord or brain injury.

From their website: Shepherd Center is a private, not-for-profit, hospital located in Atlanta, Ga. It’s one of the nation’s leading hospitals specializing in medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, multiple sclerosis, chronic pain and other neurological conditions.

America’s Second Harvest Food Bank

Representatives from the DoubleTree by Hilton Savannah Historic District, Hilton Garden Savannah Historic District, Hampton Inn & Suites Savannah Midtown and Hilton Garden Inn Savannah Midtown came together to help stock the shelves at America’s Second Harvest Food Bank on Tuesday, October 7, 2013. Each day the food bank receives truck loads of donated goods that need to be unpackaged, organized and then placed on the shelves of their 30,000 square foot warehouse. With a very limited staff, the organization relies heavily on volunteers in the community to assist in this process.

From their website: Established in Savannah in 1981, serves as the food safety net for tens of thousands of children, senior citizens, low-income families, and people with disabilities who are at-risk for hunger throughout southeastern Georgia. We work diligently to feed the hungry by distributing nutritious food to non-profit agencies and at-risk elderly and youth. Our programs include Brown Bag for the Elderly, Culinary Arts at Grace’s Kitchen, Kids Cafe, and Mobile Food Pantry. These programs are designed to provide hunger relief to those most vulnerable. We partner with 300 churches and non-profit agencies to provide emergency food assistance across Coastal Georgia. Last year, Second Harvest food bank provided more than 8.1 million meals (more than 9.6 million pounds of food) to hungry people in our area. Support from the community and collaboration with partners make it possible for us to reach so many in need right here in our own community.