Amir Dressler, son of Eddie and Sam Dressler of Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, made participation in the Atlanta Community Food Bank’s Hunger Walk/Run his bar mitzvah project, and he succeeded in making the Champions Club by smashing his $1,000 fundraising goal.

At the 5K walk/run on Sunday, March 13, Amir turned in $2,079 he had raised to fight hunger. Online alone, his total exceeds $1,600, and donations are being accepted through the end of March. (To donate, go to hungerwalkrun.org, click on “Donate,” and search for Amir by name among the participants.)

Amir’s bar mitzvah ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, May 28.

As usual, the Jewish community as a whole was prominent at the Hunger Walk/Run, and support in and around the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta tent was obvious.

The rain held off, and the temperature was moderate. Spirits were high as people from all over Atlanta turned out in great numbers, and the Atlanta Jewish Music Festival All-Stars entertained the throng of participants from a stage near the finish line.