“If I should be given credit for one thing, it is this. I remained true to my calling for over forty years," said Bill Bolling.
I've never had anyone who accomplished so much in their life tell me this.
Forty-two years ago, Bill founded the Atlanta Community Food Bank. But even more impressive, he is the creator of the community food bank concept.
The idea is simple: eliminate hunger in the community they serve.
Communities throughout the United States and the world adopted his way. Incredible! Bill has received dozens of accolades and community awards for his work.
When we talked about them, he was uncomfortable. He said quite plainly, “It is never one person who accomplishes so much. It is always a team effort.”
Bill is a true servant-leader, an entrepreneur, a community builder, and a life-long servant. His social network is rich and still active. And his network continues to fund his new ideas and startups aiming to eliminate hunger.
He is all about using food as a platform to transform lives. Bill loves the people he serves! And he continues to serve them even today, six years after he retired from the Food Bank.