The Neighborhood Planning Unit (NPU) was
established in 1974 by Mayor Maynard H. Jackson, the NPU enables citizens to comment, express ideas and get information concerning all functions of Atlanta City government. The NPU, a citizen advisory council, makes recommendations to the Mayor and City Council on issues including zoning, land use and future planning.
Ladies of Hope Ministries is expanding its "Angel Foods Project" to Atlanta. The AFP, in their words, "delivers free healthy food to formerly incarcerated women and their families in addition to the families of incarcerated women. Since its launch on Thanksgiving 2015, we have bought food to more than 3,000 families in New York City."