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 helps children have a Hunger Free Summer

Jul 1, 2015 by Susan Dodson

On a hot afternoon in June, boisterous children jump off the graffiti covered jungle gym in the playground behind The Awesome Clubhouse in the Garnett Ridge neighborhood and line up for lunch. As they do, an elementary school aged boy runs through the gate of the Clubhouse fence. “What’s for lunch today?” he asks, running to the end of the line. “Hamburgers,” Food Bank of Northeast Georgia volunteer coordinator Megan G...

Food Bank Breaks New Ground

Jun 24, 2015 by Susan Dodson

The Food Bank of Northeast Georgia will celebrate its new Rabun County food hub, a distribution warehouse and food processing center, during a groundbreaking ceremony at 9 a.m. Friday at the Covered Bridge Shopping Center in Clayton – the site for the new facility. The ceremony is part of the food bank’s $6.4 million A Fresh Approach to Ending Hunger capital campaign which aims to help farmers gain a wider market to...

3 Ways to Help the Food Bank this Summer

Jun 22, 2015 by Susan Dodson

Looking for things to do this summer? Try volunteering. At the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia, people will find a variety of volunteer opportunities for individuals, groups and youth looking to get involved in the food bank’s mission to feed hungry people in their community. Here are three ways that you can help the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia this summer. Donate your time Nonprofits always need money, but donating ...

Food Bank Launches Summer Food Services Program

Jun 15, 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...

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...

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