We are a network of friends working to feed the ill, needy, seniors, and children of northeast Georgia. Our mission is to work toward ending hunger as part of an overall community effort to alleviate poverty.
Founded in 1992, the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia began feeding the hungry with limited distribution of approximately 350,000 pounds of food to 36 agencies. Since that time we have grown tremendously distributing nearly 10.3 million pounds through 215 partner agencies in 2012. This is equivalent to 8.3 million meals. In all, we have distributed almost 81 million pounds of food or 67 million meals to northeast Georgia residents who might not know where their next meal will come from.
How the Food Bank Works
Each year the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia works with a significant number of local, state, regional, and national Product Partners to bring food into our community from all over the county. Product Parnters include:
- Trucking Companies
- Other Businesses
Once the Food Bank receives the food, we process and store the product in dry, refrigerated, and frozen storage. Emergency food is then distributed to those in need through our Partner Agencies and through Community Programs that include:
- Agency Distribution
- Mobile Pantry Program
- Lena Watkins Emergency Senior Brown Bag Program
- Food 2 Kids Program
- Feeding a Family Program
- Kids Café Program
- Charlie & Jessica Ostick "Stock the Pantry" Program