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The faces of hunger may surprise you. Hunger is here, in our community, in places where it is least expected. It may be with the nurse, the foster parent, the father, the caregiver, or the single mom sitting next to you. It can affect a neighbor, friend, family member, or co-worker. Hunger can reflect throughout a person’s life. But your gift of food has the power to change the story. When you give to Georgia Mountain Food Bank, you give hope to those affected by food insecurity. By partnering with 70 local agencies, the ripple effect is felt throughout our five-county service area, giving meals to families in need.

The gift of food has the power to change a life.

Click on the photos below to read stories on how Georgia Mountain Food Bank is providing to those affected by food insecurity.

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Still Hungry in America

What do you imagine when you picture the Face of Hunger?

Photographer Al Clayton did not have to imagine. He saw the faces of hunger in the subjects of his photos, now part of an exhibit “Still Hungry in America,” which will be on display at Gainesville’ Quinlan Arts Center August 16 – October 6. In the summer of 1967, Clayton began documenting the desperate lives of America’s poor and hungry to raise awareness and evoke action. His daughter Jennie continues this mission today, demonstrating through photography that hunger has many faces and they could look like the neighbor next door. Spanning fifty years, this project reveals that stories of hunger are real. And, they exist in EVERY community, even where we least expect it.

But you have the power to change the story.

Join us during our Feeding Hope campaign as we explore Clayton’s work and how your involvement can help write a new chapter for those facing food insecurity.

Upcoming Events

August 8 | Greater Hall Chamber Business After Hours hosted at the Georgia Mountain Food Bank (5 – 7 p.m.)

August 15 | “Still Hungry in America” collection by Al Clayton opens at the Quinlan with an exclusive VIP reception for Georgia Mountain Food Bank, Quinlan, and John Jarrard Foundation donors with remarks by Thomas Ward, Jr. (5:30 – 7:30 p.m.; FREE to attend)

August 16 | “Still Hungry in America” collection open to the public at Quinlan Arts Center

September 3 | Community Food Drive begins

 

September 7 | Empty Bowl painting at the Quinlan (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.; $8 per bowl)

September 13 | Food Truck Friday and Food Drive at Lake Lanier Olympic Park (6 – 9 p.m.) – Bring a can of food to donate to Georgia Mountain Food Bank

September 24 | Empty Bowl Luncheon – Lanier Tech Ramsey Conference Center (11 a.m. – 1 p.m.; $30 per ticket, or table sponsorships beginning at $750)

October 6 | “Still Hungry in America” exhibit closes