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GMFB Receives Equipment Donation of More than $20,000

Wednesday, June 28, Pat Sain, MHI CEO, and Jerry Whitehead, sales rep for MHI, donated a forklift and pallet jack to Georgia Mountain Food Bank (GMFB), a equipment donation that equals approximately $20,000.   MHI is Material Handling Inc. is the leading supplier of material handling and forklift solutions, warehouse products and repair and maintenance […]

June 29, 2017

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Family Day a Success

Family Day

Posted by The Georgia Mountain Food Bank on Monday, June 19, 2017

Georgia Mountain Food Bank (GMFB) hosted our first Family Day on Saturday, June 17, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the GMFB warehouse. The event was free and open to the public with more than one hundred volunteers and friends in attendance! Grilled hamburgers and hotdogs were served, and  a variety of games and […]

June 19, 2017

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Publix donates 15,000 pounds of food to food bank

Wednesday Publix delivered more than 15,000 pounds of food to Gainesville-based Georgia Mountain Food Bank following its recent Food for Sharing campaign. The Food for Sharing campaign is an annual opportunity for Publix customers to give back to their community. This year customers donated $25,587 which was enough to provide six pallets of food to […]

June 14, 2017

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Spring Food Drives to Benefit Georgia Mountain Food Bank a HUGE Success

For most families the end of the school year marks an exciting time filled with laughter and summer fun. However, for the food insecure, this time of year becomes one of the hungriest and unhealthiest. At Georgia Mountain Food Bank (GMFB), the summer marks the beginning of one of its busiest seasons. “For one out […]

May 24, 2017

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Kroger “Can Hunger” Food Drive Another Huge Success

Thanks to this community’s support, it was another record-breaking year for Kroger’s annual “Can Hunger” Food Drive. Each year, Georgia Mountain Food Bank (GMFB) is the recipient of the proceeds collected during the drive in the months of November and December within its five county service area of Hall, Forsyth, Dawson, Lumpkin and Union counties. […]

March 3, 2017

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Hunger Does Not Go on Holiday

As many families are making plans for holiday gatherings, meals and celebrations, one in five people in our community still faces the uncertainty of not knowing if a next meal will even come at all. “Hunger does not go on holiday,” said Kay Blackstock, executive director of Georgia Mountain Food Bank (GMFB). “In fact, often […]

December 13, 2016

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Agency Spotlight: No Longer Bound

No Longer Bound is a 12-month residential regeneration center for men with drug and alcohol addiction. With a mission to rescue addicts, regenerate men and reconcile families, their program is intensive and it works — approximately 70% of residents will graduate No Longer Bound, free from their addictions and ready for a second chance at […]

October 28, 2016

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West Hall High School students pack more than 50,000 meals as service week starts

It was organized, if a bit chaotic at first — the first part of Spartan Service Week at West Hall High School on Monday. More than 900 students rotated through the cafeteria and packed 50,608 meals, Shenley Rountree, the coordinator for the week, said. “Everything got packaged,” Rountree said. The students formed groups of 12 […]

October 19, 2016

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Annual Empty Bowl Lunch draws a crowd

First Baptist Church’s banquet hall was once again overflowing with people clamoring over soup, salad and empty bowls. The annual Empty Bowl Lunch benefiting Georgia Mountain Food Bank was held Tuesday. The event includes a lunch featuring soup, salad and dessert, live and silent auctions and a presentation about the food bank’s impact in North […]

October 19, 2016

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