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.
Donate through Our Food Rescue Program
Each month, GMFB receives approximately 90,000 pounds of food items from retail partners, which accounts for about 51 percent of the overall food donations. This large bulk surplus food is critically important to the operation of the organization. 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. If you or your company has a large food donation that you would like to make, or one that needs to be picked-up, please call 770-534-4111 or e-mail Steve.
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 low sodium/low sugar healthy food supplies. Feel free to bring your donation to the Food Bank directly or call us to schedule a pick-up for large amounts.
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.