Who We Are

Georgia Mountain Food Bank’s (GMFB’s) mission is to address hunger, health and quality of life by serving those in need. An affiliate of Atlanta Community Food Bank, we provide a vital link between sources of food supplies and hardworking community-based partner agencies who help get the food into the hands of families and individuals in need.

Since 2008, GMFB has distributed 55 million pounds of food right here in our own community.

The only Food Bank in our five-county service area, the food we distribute comes through our partnership with the Atlanta Community Food Bank along with goods donated locally from retailers, manufacturers, distributors and food drives.

Our volunteers and advocates are the backbone of our operation. Whether giving time or financial resources, the friends of GMFB help us reach people in need and are critical to our success.

Through community partnerships with more than 70 agencies in north Georgia, GMFB helps to increase food supplies by effectively connecting more food to people in need in our five-county service area of Hall, Forsyth, Lumpkin, Union and Dawson Counties. Typical feeding partners include:

Community run food pantries through our five county service.

Food Pantries

Church partners service the hungry through food pantries, mobile food distributions, after school programs and more.

Churches

Domestic violence shelters to homeless shelters and rehabilitation facilities and more.

Shelters

Community healthcare providers, to local healthcare based non-profits and COVID testing events.

Healthcare

College food pantries, after school programs, summer camps, and local education based non profits.

Schools

Various non-profits serving the financially burdened.

Not-For-Profit Community

Who We Impact

16.2%

of children are food insecure in Georgia.

9.9%

of older adults live below poverty level in our state.

4.5%

of Georgians are considered working poor.

34%

34% of families in Georgia are single-parent homes.

6.7%

of veterans in Georgia live below poverty level.

ABOUT US

Our Values:

We are committed to engaging and inspiring the community to end hunger. As access to food is a basic human right, we respond to the needs of our community through food distribution and support services. Therefore, we pledge to uphold the following values: Service, Integrity, Respect, Accountability, Stewardship, Collaboration, and Diversity.

 

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