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Empty Bowl painting begins with Congressman Doug Collins Tuesday

By Joy Holmes Multimedia Journalist Congressman Doug Collins of Gainesville and his team painted empty bowls Tuesday for Hunger Action Month’s upcoming Empty Bowl Luncheon hosted by the Georgia Mountain Food Bank. The Empty Bowl Luncheon is a fundraising event where community members take part in a lunch, a silent auction and a presentation highlighting the impacts […]

September 4, 2019

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UNG’s new tactic for fighting student hunger

Georgia Mountain Food Bank neighborhood fresh coordinator Art Gallegos joins University of North Georgia Gainesville students and volunteers setting up a mobile food pantry Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, in the parking lot. The event, while in the school parking lot, is welcoming students, faculty, staff and community members. – photo by Scott Rogers Kelsey Richardson Updated: […]

August 30, 2019

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Georgia Mountain Food Bank Wins Distinguished Service Award

GAINESVILLE, Ga.— The Georgia Mountain Food Bank received the Distinguished Service Award at the 2019 Georgia Restaurant Association Crystal of Excellence (GRACE) Awards gala on Sunday in Atlanta. Nominated alongside Helms College—Edgar’s Hospitality Group and Tropical Smoothie Café, Georgia Mountain Food Bank was chosen by the GRACE Academy as the recipient of this year’s award. […]

August 21, 2019

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Iconic photographer continues to shed light on hunger in America after 50 years

By Joy Holmes Multimedia Journalist The day photographer Al Clayton died, he left behind a legacy. Clayton captured moments of A-list celebrities and musicians, but the work he was most proud of was the images compiled into the 1969 book called “Still Hungry in America,” Clayton’s daughter, Jennie Clayton, said. “He said ‘I hope I […]

August 21, 2019

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Hunger action month begins with a new exhibit Thursday

By Joy Holmes Multimedia Journalist Kay Blackstock with Georgia Mountain Food Bank looks at a face of hunger captured by photographer Al Clayton at the Quinlan Arts Center Thursday. A collaboration among the Quinlan Arts Center, Georgia Mountain Food Bank and The John Jarrard foundation kicked-off hunger action month with the opening of the “Still Hungry in […]

August 19, 2019

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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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