Georgia Mountain Food Bank’s “Let’s Grow” Expansion Project fits squarely in to our mission to address hunger, health and quality of life by serving those in need. At the end of five years, in 2027, the Food Bank will have an annual estimated distribution of 6 million meals. In response to the pandemic, Georgia Mountain Food Bank distributed 4.8 million meals in fiscal year 2020 and 5.7 million in fiscal year 2021 – an increase of 20%! The Food Bank also distributed 1.3 million pounds of fresh produce in fiscal year 2021 –an increase of 39% from the previous fiscal year.
With more space, we increase our ability to get food to hungry families.
Through the pandemic, it became clear that our existing Food Bank, the Boomershine Family Logistic Center, needed to be expanded in order to adequately accommodate the growing need.
With your support, we can create
91% More Cold Storage Space
In the current facility we have approximately 3,915 sq.ft. dedicated to cold storage (new = 7,475, or 91% more)
54% More Warehouse Space
Approximately 14,285 sq.ft. is warehouse space (new = 19,482 plus 2,480 sq.ft. of outdoor storage space with overhang or 54% more)
53% More Administrative Space
In the current facility, approximately 3,800 sq.ft. is dedicated to administrative space (new = 5,807 or 53% more)
53 New Parking Spaces
GMFB currently has parking to accommodate 15 vehicles. Limited parking leaves very little room for volunteers and visitors. There will be 48 spaces added across the street and 5 additional parking spaces adjacent to our addition
LET'S GROW BUDGET
Total Budget: $4.6 Million
Left to Raise: $1.2 Million
We have been fortunate to receive private support, as well as a $2.21 million grant from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, to construct the addition.