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Join the Care Kits Challenge for People in Need!

Want to make a difference for the homeless in our community? You can join our Care Kits Challenge. For more detailed information, view and download the pdf here. You may also fill out the form to sign up to participate here. For more information, contact Whitney LeHew, GMFB’s Volunteer Coordinator, at whitney@gamountainfoodbank.org.

December 3, 2020

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Empty Bowl Lunch raises enough to provide over 880,000 meals to those in need

Kay Blackstock speaks to volunteers who delivered meals to sponsors and ticket holders on the morning of the Virtual Empty Bowl Lunch. Georgia Mountain Food Bank The Georgia Mountain Food Bank (GMFB) hosted its annual Empty Bowl Lunch on Tuesday, but, due to the coronavirus pandemic, this year the fundraising event went online. The lunch, […]

September 23, 2020

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Here’s how Georgia Mountain Food Bank’s first virtual Empty Bowl Lunch went

Kelsey Podo The Times Updated: Sep 22, 2020, 7:28 PM Although the COVID-19 pandemic meant this year community members couldn’t attend Georgia Mountain Food Bank’s 12th annual Empty Bowl Lunch in person, they still answered the call online and raised enough to provide 833,015 meals. More than 100 groups and individuals, several of whom participated in the event’s live auction held over video chat, tuned into the Zoom event […]

September 23, 2020

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For Goodness Sake: Georgia Mountain Food Bank Still Feeding Families Amidst a Pandemic

By Lauren Hunter Multimedia Journalist with AccessWDUN For more than a dozen years, and even in the middle of a pandemic, the Georgia Mountain Food Bank has helped prevent North Georgia families from going hungry. “There is no reason for anyone to be hungry in this community,” said Kay Blackstock, Executive Director of GMFB. “We’ve never once […]

September 9, 2020

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Here’s What to Expect at this Year’s Empty Bowl Lunch Fundraiser

Kelsey Podo Updated: Aug 31, 2020, 8:11 PM  Georgia Mountain Food Bank’s largest and only fundraiser of the year, Empty Bowl Lunch, is going virtual at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22. Kay Blackstock, executive director of the nonprofit, said when the pandemic hit Georgia, she knew the 12th annual event would go on, she just didn’t know how. “We […]

September 1, 2020

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Column: The hungry need my help and yours. Here’s what you can do

Harris Blackwood For The Times Updated: Jun 4, 2020, 11:15 AM My mama had a hardscrabble upbringing during the Depression. As a result, she hated to see anything go to waste. If there was food left on our plate, she would remind us that there were hungry children in some country that would love to […]

June 4, 2020

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