The Food Bank of Northeast Georgia will work toward ending hunger as part of an overall community effort to alleviate poverty.

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Food Bank Summer Garden In the Works

May 21, 2015 by Susan Dodson

Squash, green peppers, cantaloupes and more will be available to Athens area residents when the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia harvests the .3 acre garden located on its property later this summer. Members of the community also will be able to get pole beans, okra, tomatoes, cucumbers and watermelons. The nonprofit broke ground on the garden about seven years ago in an effort to provide fresh vegetables to members of t...

Will Rock 4 Food Raises Money to Support 100 Students

May 13, 2015 by Susan Dodson

The Food Bank of Northeast Georgia raised $26,000 during its Will Rock 4 Food fundraiser held in April at Terrapin Brewery, enough to provide meals to 100 children from food insecure households on weekends during the 2015-2016 school year. The food is distributed through the organization’s Food2Kids program, a program created to help bridge the weekend hunger gap for children enrolled in free and reduced school lunch p...

Exciting News for Childhood Hunger Programs

May 8, 2015 by Susan Dodson

A national grant will enable two nonprofit agencies to feed children from low-income areas all summer. The Food Bank of Northeast Georgia and Action Ministries will partner to feed children in the Garnet Ridge and Rolling Ridge communities and nine additional neighborhoods in Clarke County that are identified as food insecure. The summer feeding program, Food2Kids365, is made possible due to a national $40,000 ...

Food Bank of Northeast Georgia Sponsors Athens Pig Roast to Identify Food Deserts

Apr 30, 2015 by Susan Dodson

The Food Bank of Northeast Georgia will continue its work to identify and fill food deserts in Athens-Clarke County when it sponsors Community Connection of Northeast Georgia’s second Athens Pig Roast 4-7 p.m. May 9 at Alps Road Elementary School located at 205 Alps Road. The Food Bank is one of four presenting sponsors for the pig roast series organized by Community Connection to help the organization collect 2,000 su...

Volunteer with Food2Kids365

Apr 30, 2015 by Susan Dodson

The Food Bank can now provide food to children from food insecure homes all year round thanks to a Hunger-Free Summer Grant through Feeding America’s Member Grants program in conjunction with the ConAgra Foundation. Volunteers are needed to bag and deliver food to children May 27 through August 7. Each volunteer opportunity is about an hour long. For more information or to volunteer, email Bill Taylor at volunteers@foo...

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