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Feeding the Hungry in a “No-Touch” crisis

By Naomi Thomas Patricia Lingo has seen her work hours at Waffle House cut back sharply during the coronavirus pandemic. But amid that drop in income, her needs have increased. “The coronavirus, well, it practically has taken my job away from me,” says Lingo, 72, a waitress. She says she’s worked “many a year” for […]

April 7, 2020

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Perdue Farms makes a difference with protein donation

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic many food banks have experienced a significant inventory shortage trying to serve more and more individuals in need, and Georgia Mountain Food Bank is no exception. GMFB has experienced about a 50% decrease of inbound food over the past month with the majority of that number being protein […]

April 2, 2020

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GMFB T-Shirt Design Contest

Calling all students, K-12! Georgia Mountain Food Bank is looking for an artist to create its next Empty Bowl t-shirt. The Empty Bowl Luncheon takes place in September each year, and this past year’s event had almost 1,000 attendees and raised enough money to provide over 773,000 meals to those in need in our community. […]

April 1, 2020

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Agency Success Story: Junior League of Gainesville-Hall County

After initially running their own food pantry one weekend a month, the members of the Junior League of Gainesville-Hall County found that they were unable to reach as many people as they would have liked due to the fact that families had to find transportation to the Junior League lodge, which could prove to be […]

March 23, 2020

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Georgia Mountain Food Bank continues to serve with smaller inventory

Kelsey Podo The Times Updated: March 19, 2020, 3:40 p.m. Art Gallegos with the Georgia Mountain Food Bank, stood outside Melrose Apartments in Gainesville on Thursday, March 19, to feed over 46 families. Since the COVID-19 outbreak touched Georgia, the food bank hasn’t stopped serving the community through its outreach programs like Neighborhood Fresh and […]

March 19, 2020

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Download Your Own Feed Hope Giving Calendar

This holiday season, we have an activity for your whole family that encourages working together to FEED HOPE by providing food for those who need it. Designate a box in your home to collect food items during December. Then, each day leading up to December 25, place the item for that day in the box. […]

November 26, 2019

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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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