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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Prep Football Team Scores a Touchdown for the Food Bank

Jun 12, 2015 by Susan Dodson

The football team at St. Joseph’s Prep in Philadelphia, Pa. helped put food on the plates of thousands of northeast Georgians this week when it volunteered to sort and box salvaged food at the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia as part of the school’s summer community service trip. Held annually, the trip is organized to teach students leadership skills through volunteerism, the importance of using their talents to help ot...

Food Bank Launches Summer Food Service Program

Jun 9, 2015 by Susan Dodson

Dozens of community members and state leaders working to end childhood hunger in Georgia gathered at the Nellie B. Housing Community on June 4 to kick off the state’s Summer Food Service Program. Athens was the first of three summer meal kickoff events organized to raise awareness surrounding the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and Seamless Summer Option (SSO). Both are federally funded U.S. Department of Agricultur...

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 ...

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