Ways to Give

Georgia Mountain Food Bank continues to make a difference because of the support of our local communities and people like you. Every gift makes an impact. In fact, one dollar at GMFB can provide food for five meals. Therefore, every dollar given to GMFB is treated with respect and deep gratitude because of the immense impact we know each and every dollar can have on the lives of those in need in our community.

GMFB is a 501(c)(3) organization, so your gift is tax deductible as permitted by law. For more information on how you can give to GMFB, or to request a list of “most wanted” items for our warehouse or food drives, call 770-534-4111. Every gift is deeply appreciated and will help us care for the hungry in North Georgia. Your gift ensures that we can continue to identify and distribute food  to  pantries, shelters, group homes, and other feeding sites.

Give Cash

Gifts to GMFB may be made by cash, check or credit card and may be given in honor or memory of loved ones. To make a gift by check, please make your check payable to Georgia Mountain Food Bank and mail it to:

Georgia Mountain Food Bank
PO BOX 233
Gainesville, GA 30503

Gifts may be also made online using a debit or credit card. You can also set up a monthly deduction on our website. All gifts will be acknowledged by letter for income tax purposes.

Give Securities/Give from Donor-Advised Funds

Donating appreciated securities, including stocks or bonds is an easy and effective way to help GMFB feed families in our service area while offering you valuable financial benefits.

The Georgia Mountain Food Bank will liquidate the securities, so you have no obligation to pay any capital gains taxes on the appreciated part of the gift, and the total value of the stock upon transfer is tax-deductible to you.

Download and complete our securities form to facilitate your stock transfer here. Please contact us if you need any assistance in completing the transaction.

If you have a donor-advised fund, consider recommending Georgia Mountain Food Bank as a designee.

Give a Planned Gift/Join ‘Til No One is Hungry Society

Donors can specify a gift to the “Til No One is Hungry Society” in their will or revocable trust. All assets are retained during life, and the donor’s estate may receive a tax deduction for the bequest. Donors are encouraged to consider leaving IRAs, life insurance and life estates.

Learn more about planned giving here, and contact your financial advisor or attorney.

View sample bequest language here.

Give a Corporate Gift

Our corporate partnerships are integral to the success of our programs and events at GMFB. Businesses can take an active role in joining us in eliminating hunger in our community through various levels of engagement.. Whether volunteering, hosting food or fund drives, sponsoring events or pledging your financial commitment as a corporate partner, we strive to build relationships that increase your visibility, foster employee engagement and ultimately end hunger.

For more information about our corporate partnership opportunities, call 770-534-4111.

For more information about sponsoring the Empty Bowl Lunch, GMFB’s yearly fundraising event, call 770-534-4111.

Giving Goods or Services

GMFB accepts gifts that are consistent with our mission and support our core programs and welcomes food donations and gifts of services from many sources. More non-traditional gifts are subject to our gift acceptance policy. Please call GMFB at 770-534-4111 with any questions regarding your in-kind donation or to request a list of most wanted items for our warehouse or food drives.

Giving While You Shop

Through programs like Kroger’s Can Hunger, Publix’s Food for Sharing, and AmazonSmile, you can donate to GMFB while you do your shopping. All gifts help stock our shelves. Check with your local Kroger and Publix grocery stores, and anytime you shop with Amazon, the company will make a donation to GMFB. Simply use the following link associated with GMFB on AmazonSmile:

Harvester’s Club

Donors giving $1,000 and up on an annual basis are invited to join our Harvester’s Club. Call GMFB to find out more about being a part of this important donor organization.

Gift Acceptance Policies

  • Payment of commitments to GMFB may take the form of one or a combination of the following: cash, marketable securities, real property, other tangible property or services that can be reasonably expected to be converted into cash within a one-year time period.
  • Commitments will be publicly recognized and/or commemorated consistent with donors’ wishes and the policies approved by the Board of Directors. Requests by donors for anonymity will be honored. Permission to publicly recognize a donor and his/her gift will be assumed unless otherwise requested by the donor.
  • We reserve the right to determine the appropriateness and acceptability of a gift and to refuse a gift.
  • Did you know? The CARES Act included a new above-the-line deduction (universal or non-itemizer deduction that applies to all taxpayers) for total charitable contributions of up to $300. For itemizers, the law also lifts the existing cap on annual contributions, raising it from 60 percent of adjusted gross income to 100 percent. For corporations, the law raises the annual limit from 10 percent of taxable income to 25 percent. Food donations from corporations would be available to 25 percent of taxable income, up from the current 15 percent cap. The incentive applies to contributions made in 2020 and can be claimed on tax forms next year.  Section 2204-2205.  Please consult your tax advisor concerning the application of this law to your particular situation.       
  • For more information, you may contact us by phone at (770) 534-4111 or email Rebecca Digieso, Business Manager at

Donate Today

At Georgia Mountain Food Bank every dollar makes a difference. In fact, for every dollar donated we can provide five meals to those in need. Extend your impact by partnering with us.