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Series of events planned in Gainesville to draw attention to hunger

By AccessWDUN Staff (Courtesy Georgia Mountain Food Bank) What do you imagine when you picture the faces 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’s Quinlan Arts Center […]

August 11, 2019

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13th Annual GRACE Awards Gala Finalists and Honorees Announced

Atlanta, GA (June 17, 2019) – The Georgia Restaurant Association (GRA) is thrilled to announce the finalists and honorees for the 2019 Georgia Restaurant Association Crystal of Excellence (GRACE) Awards. All finalists are peer-nominated, ensuring the most deserving in the industry are recognized. Winners are chosen by the GRACE Academy, comprised of former GRACE finalists […]

August 11, 2019

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How this Southern photographer’s work could again help people who are hungry

Jennie Clayton remembers Johnny Cash calling her house every now and then when she was a girl. Charles Allen Clayton Cash was looking for her father, Charles Allen Clayton, the celebrated Southern photographer from Etowah, Tennessee, usually to have him come shoot a birthday party or other Cash family event.Clayton’s work ranged from the glitzy […]

August 6, 2019

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Community Food Drives Help Georgia Mountain Food Bank

GAINESVILLE, Ga.- Thanks to the community’s support, Kroger recently concluded another successful “Can Hunger” food drive, raising $55,252.01 in customer contributions for the Georgia Mountain Food Bank (GMFB). Each year the grocer collects donations during November and December, with GMFB designated as the recipient of proceeds collected at stores within its five-county service area of […]

April 22, 2019

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Georgia Mountain Food Bank to Provide Free Food Distribution for Furloughed Federal Employees and Others Affected by the Government Shutdown

WHAT: In response to the government shutdown, Georgia Mountain Food Bank (GMFB) has planned a free food distribution for furloughed federal employees and others who have been affected. The government closure has already begun to affect individuals that aren’t federal employees, and GMFB is concerned about the long-term effects this crisis may have on the […]

January 23, 2019

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Feeding America Statement On The Need To End The Shutdown

As a Feeding America partner, we will continue to share important updates about the government shutdown and it’s detrimental effects on those we serve. You can visit Feeding America’s press room by clicking here. Attributed to Kate Leone, Chief Government Relations Officer, Feeding America January 17, 2019 Washington – “A significant portion of the federal government […]

January 22, 2019

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Georgia Mountain Food Bank Receives Generous Community Support Just in Time for the Holidays

Gainesville, Ga.— In late September, Georgia Mountain Food Bank (GMFB) challenged the 850 community members to continue to rally behind ending hunger throughout the region at the organization’s 10th anniversary Empty Bowl Luncheon. Since issuing that challenge, several individual donors, corporate sponsors and community groups have rallied to meet the Food Bank’s immediate needs in […]

December 21, 2018

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Publix Delivers ‘Food for Sharing’ Donation

We are so grateful for Publix’s continued support! On Friday, November 2, they delivered assorted shelf stable products, weighing in at 13,156 LBS or the equivalent of almost 11,000 meals. The Food for Sharing donation included 15 different shelf stable staples that GMFB relies on everyday to meet the needs of our 68 partner agencies and 11 programs […]

November 5, 2018

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10th Anniversary Empty Bowl Lunch Allows Georgia Mountain Food Bank to Provide More Than 673,000 Meals to Those in Need

Gainesville, Ga.— Georgia Mountain Food Bank’s (GMFB) 10th Anniversary Empty Bowl Lunch, the organization’s cornerstone of annual fundraising efforts, saw another record-breaking year. The event raised enough money to help provide more than 673,000 meals to those struggling with hunger throughout Hall, Lumpkin, Union, Dawson and Forsyth counties.   This year’s luncheon celebrated the impact […]

September 26, 2018

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Want to feed the hungry? Empty Bowl Lunch offers ways to help community

You can find the original article published by the Gainesville Times here. It’s a good thing Phil Dennis was on hand for a meeting of the Hall-Gainesville Retired Educators Association at the Gainesville Civic Center on Monday, Sept. 10. “I know I’m not talking to all retired art teachers out there,” said Dennis, the community […]

September 24, 2018

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