GMFB Executive Director Kay Blackstock, has led the food bank for 12 years. Kay utilizes her extensive community connections, knowledge of food bank best practices, and financial acumen to deliver services in a fiscally prudent manner that helps deliver programs to those most in need. Kay has implemented several innovative programs during her tenure at the food bank including Neighborhood Fresh, Healthy Choice Boxes, and Person in Need (PIN) boxes. She has built the Empty Bowl fundraiser event into one of the largest community gatherings in northeast Georgia that focuses annually on issues related to hunger awareness and food insecurity.
Under Kay’s leadership, GMFB is guided by the belief that access to food is a basic human right and that every person regardless of race, gender, class, or creed deserves access to a healthy, nutritious diet. Kay notes, “The values we strive to uphold with our team, our volunteers, our donors, and, most importantly, those we serve can be summarized as: Service, Integrity, Respect, Accountability, Stewardship, Collaboration, and Diversity.”
Agency Services Coordinator
Director of Operations
Neighborhood Fresh Coordinator
Board of Directors
Cheryl Jones, Board Chair
Nutrition Director, Hall County Schools
Steven Ellis, Board Vice Chair
Business Owner, Electrician
Lauren Samples, Treasurer
Partner, Tillman, Bailey, Samples & Assoc.
Joy Banks, Secretary
VP of Operations, Onsite Property Solutions
Brian Bailey, MBA, CFRE
Major Gifts Officer, The Medical Center Foundation
Nutrition Director, Lumpkin County Schools
Audit Supervisor, Rushton & Company
Agritourism & Marketing Director, Jaemor Farms
Legal Council, Northeast Georgia Health System
Ophthalmologist/Cataract Surgeon, Gainesville Eye Assoc.
Business Development Manager, Jackson EMC
Director Of Emergency Management, Hall County Government
Nutrition Director, Dawson County Schools
HR Business Partner Ames Taping Tools
Financial Advisor, Edward Jones
Gainesville City Council
Owner, Willis Properties
CFO, Norton Agency
Nutrition Director, Union County Schools
Underwriting Operations Specialist, Homestar
Division Operations Supervisor, Homestar
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