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Empty Bowls 2022: Sold Out!

Tickets are sold out! To be added to a ticket waitlist, please contact Tracey Massey at: (706) 713-9319 or   Come join us for our 22nd Empty Bowls luncheon on Wednesday, March 30th, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Classic Center in downtown Athens! Guests will be presented with a stunning display of one-of-a-kind […]

The Geography of Food Insecurity in America

An important look into Food Insecurity across the United States, highlighting the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia. Read more here.

Erin Barger of Food Bank of Northeast Georgia Says Thank You to the Community

Watch a special ‘Thank you’ video from our CEO here

Erin Barger has been chosen as the new CEO of the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia

The Food Bank of Northeast Georgia is proud to announce that it has selected Erin Barger as the new Chief Executive Officer to lead the organization. The board of directors unanimously voted to approve the hire. The hire was made public by Darrell Goodman, the Chairman of the Board. “After a very lengthy and competitive […]

Food Matters Spring 2021

Please browse our Spring Newsletter, which provides insight into the second half of 2020 and the first half of 2021 at the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia   Spring Newsletter 2021

Host a Virtual Food Drive

Looking for a safe and easy way to help your community? The Food Bank of Northeast Georgia offers our Virtual Food Drive to help those in need while in the safety of your home. An individual or a team can set up a personalized link to participate. To use the Food Bank of NEGA Virtual […]

Give the Gift of Food This Holiday Season

‘Tis the season of giving, and at the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia that means the giving of nourishment. This year, more than ever before, the holidays are a time of great joy for many of us and great stress for those who cannot put food on their tables. We are offering the opportunity to […]

Food Bank of Northeast Georgia receives $465,000 gift from Amazon founder, Jeff Bezos

The Food Bank of Northeast Georgia has received a $465,000 gift from Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, for the acquisition and distribution of food to meet demand caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

UGA Football Player Pays Visit to Clarkesville Elementary School

A dream that started out as just a thought recently turned into a reality. This happened when Marie Benfield, Secretary at Clarkesville Elementary School, thought “What if I could get Rodrigo Blankenship to and speak to our students?” Read More

Food Matters – Spring 2020

Food Matters – Spring 2020

A year ago I wrote to you as the newly named Executive Director of the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia. I was excited, honored and more than a little intimidated by the opportunity I had recently accepted. One year later, I remain excited and honored, and only a little less intimidated… Read More

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