Food donations directly contribute to Georgia Mountain Food Bank’s goal of providing for those in need. Everyone and anyone can donate food. We need the help of individuals, local restaurants and food service businesses as well as corporate sponsors. Whether it’s a few canned goods, contributions from the food industry or even seeds for a garden, food donations are the cornerstone of what we do. We provide several ways in which you can donate food:
Host a Food Drive
Food drives are an excellent way to raise awareness, funds and fill our partners' pantries; all of which directly benefit GMFB and those we serve. Food Drives make a huge impact on the collection of food that is distributed through the food bank. Food drives are a great way to bring people together in your community for the common goal of helping those in need. In these rough economic times, food shortages have reached critical levels. Your contribution ensures that we can continue to identify and distribute much needed provisions to pantries, shelters, and group homes.
Donate Canned Goods
Canned goods comprise the bulk of our stock and we are always in need of more. By keeping food reserves at our facility, we are able to provide for those in need in a sustainable way. With your donation, we are able to fill our pantries with much needed, non-perishable supplies. Feel free to bring your donation to the Food Bank directly or call us to schedule a pick-up for large amounts.
Donate directly from the Farm
Georgia is one of the country’s biggest areas for agriculture and we work directly with cultivators who wish to donate. If you’re a farmer and have excess supplies of fruits and vegetables, consider donating them to Georgia Mountain Food Bank. If you are unable to bring your donation to GMFB facility, just call GMFB to schedule a time for us to pick-up your donation.
Donate through our Food Rescue Program
GMFB partners with local and national food suppliers, retailers, distributors and companies to rescue food that is "unsalable" to redistribute throughout GMFB's network. These large donations are stored in our 20,000-square foot warehouse equipped with cold food storage space until they are redistributed to our partner agencies. In addition, because of our affiliation with Atlanta Community Food Bank, we are able to share food resources between other food banks and increase the variety and amount of food available to our partner agencies.
Every gift is deeply appreciated and will help us reach our goal of providing nutritious food to those in need. For more information about how to organize a food drive, feel free to contact us or call 770-534-4111.