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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Day of Caring 2015

Aug 28, 2015 by Susan Dodson

The fall-like weather in Athens was a welcome treat early Wednesday morning as nearly two dozen volunteers gathered at the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia to work as part of the United Way of Northeast Georgia’s annual Day of Caring. Among those present for the day-long volunteerism event were Caterpillar employees Todd Bryson and Ron Halsema. The two men planned their day as they watched co-worker Brett Smith slowly ba...

Donate to Food2Kids To Help End Hunger

Aug 13, 2015 by Susan Dodson

For many children throughout northeast Georgia, school is more than a place to learn; it’s often the only reliable source of food in their lives. According to the Georgia Food Bank Association, 63 percent of school-aged children in Georgia regularly rely on their school for daily nutrition during the school year and nearly 85 percent of those children do not have access to nutritious meals and snacks on the weekends. T...

Food Bank Helps Operation Red, Black, and Blue

Aug 10, 2015 by Susan Dodson

“Athens takes care of its own.” This unofficial slogan of the Classic City is often used to describe the spirit of action seen among residents, businesses and nonprofits each time awareness is raised about a community issue and Athenians rally together to help those in need. Shawn and Ashley Christiansen, owners of Transmetropolitan on Oglethorpe Avenue, organized Athens’ most recent effort on Sunday when they closed d...

Food Bank Receives $250,000 from Georgia Food Bank Association

Jul 30, 2015 by Susan Dodson

Food Bank of Northeast Georgia President John Becker accepted a grant donation for $250,000 on July 29 from Danah Craft, executive director of the Georgia Food Bank Association. The grant was part of the Georgia Food Bank Association’s “Capacity Building Program.” The donation will be used to support the Food Bank’s “Fresh Approach to Ending Hunger” campaign to build a Food Hub in Rabun County. Once complete, the hub w...

Fortify Kitchen and Bar raises $6,000 for Food Bank

Jul 1, 2015 by Susan Dodson

Fortify Kitchen and Bar in Clayton, Ga raised $6,000 for the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia’s A Fresh Approach to Ending Hunger capital campaign during a benefit dinner held June 28 at Splendor Mountain located in Rabun County. All proceeds from the event will be used to construct the Food Bank’s new Food Hub facility in Clayton. The Food Bank aims to establish the Food Hub as a distribution warehouse and demonstration...

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