OUR HISTORY

Elderly Woman Holding Grocery BagThe Food Bank of Northeast Georgia was founded in 1992 in an effort to end hunger in fourteen counties. Our first home was on Prince Avenue in the building that is now The Grit. In that first year, the Food Bank distributed approximately 350,000 pounds of food to 36 partner agencies.

In 1997, the organization relocated to our permanent home on Newton Bridge Road, which has since been expanded to continue meeting the needs of our community. In 2016, the Food Bank added a second location in Rabun County. This distribution center enables the organization to better serve the counties of Georgia’s mountain region. This expansion included a state of the art facility complete with a teaching kitchen, commercial kitchen, and frozen food processing line.

With more than 25 years of experience serving the community, the Food Bank now distributes more than 11 million pounds of food to our fourteen county service area through more than 225 partner organizations every year.

Agency Distribution

HOW WE WORK

The Food Bank of Northeast Georgia is a 501(c)3 that gathers donated items and purchased surplus food and distributes it to human-service agencies. These smaller non-profits then distribute that food to local community members in need. The Food Bank works with local, regional, state, and national product partners to bring food into the community. Product partners include:

  • MANUFACTURERS
  • GROCERS\RETAILERS
  • DISTRIBUTORS
  • TRUCKING COMPANIES
  • FARMS
  • OTHER BUSINESSES
  • INDIVIDUALS
  • ORGANIZATIONS

Once the Food Bank receives the food, it is processed, stored, and distributed back to people in need. The Food Bank distributes food for hunger relief to those in need through partner agencies, mobile pantry events, and community programs which include:

  • PARTNER AGENCY DISTIBUTION
  • MOBILE PANTRY PROGRAM
  • TARGETED PROGRAMMING
  • CHILDHOOD HUNGER PROGRAMS
  • SENIOR HUNGER PROGRAMS
  • FAMILY HUNGER PROGRAMS

For every $1 the Food Bank receives, we are able to distribute 4 meals.

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