Are you looking for food in the Georgia area? In this post, we’ve compiled a list of 10 top food banks in Georgia for your convenience.
Located in Atlanta, the FreeFoodCommune was established in 2004 as a true co-operative, run and managed by Atlanta residents to help feed struggling families in the Atlanta area through weekly hot meal services. They refer to themselves as a ‘freegan’ food pantry, salvaging food from local restaurants and supermarkets from being unnecessarily wasted and thrown away to be given freely to families who need it.
Founded in 2016 as an outreach program of the Fountain of Hope church, the Fountain of Hope Food Bank in Atlanta has provided over 500,000 meals to families and food pantries in northeast Georgia, as well as feeding over 25,000 during their monthly feed-in, where they provide food to the needy attending their church services.
You can support their mission through donating money via PayPal or volunteering your time at one of their food service events. If you’d like to donate food or have any other questions, you can contact them here.
3. Project Life
Opened in Augusta, GA, in 1997, Project Life is a food and clothing pantry with a mission to help change the lives of those who have fallen on hard times. Working with local businesses, Project Life provides one month of nutritious food and 3 complete outfits for the entire family. They even provide pre-packaged and prepared food to the homeless.
You can donate food and clothing, or even sign up to make a monthly monetary contribution to support this food bank’s mission to help needy families while also maintaining their dignity and independence. Contact them for more information.
Also in Augusta is the Golden Harvest Food Bank, founded in 1983 by the society of St. Vincent de Orange. Golden Harvest provides healthy food and distribution services to over 125 food bank and pantry partners through their 25-county area (which includes some parts of South Carolina). They have a range of services aiming to get healthy food to those in need, regardless of age. Programs like their Mobile Market and Master’s Table Soup Kitchen directly provides healthy, farm-fresh food directly to needy families.
You can support this mission by donating money or food. You can also volunteer your time to assist any one of their 6 programs. Contact them to find out more about how you can help or how to get help to those in need.
The Columbus Dream Center (CDC) opened in Columbus, GA, in 2001 to provide struggling families in the Chattahoochee Valley with food, clothing, and skills training. While only open for 2 hours every third Saturday, the CDC gives local families a place to come together and have a warm, freshly cooked meal, replace their badly worn-out shoes, or even just meet to share stories and find friends.
You can donate food or clothing to the bank by following the instructions here or donate money directly to the cause here. If you’d like to volunteer your time by getting involved, complete their volunteer information form at this site. You can contact them to see how else you can help or for any other information.
Since at least 2017, St. Anne’s Community Outreach has been providing a range of resources for struggling families in the Muscogee County area, including medical assistance, rental assistance, utility assistance, and clothing. They provide weekly groceries for qualifying families and a monthly evening grocery distribution for those who do not qualify for the weekly shop.
St. Anne’s Community Outreach relies entirely on the help of the community to provide these services. They are accepting donations of food, clothing, and general care items; you can see the full list, including how to donate these items, at this site. If you want to donate money directly to the program, you can do so via this site, but make to choose ‘Outreach’ from the dropdown menu so it goes to the right place. Contact them to find out more information.
America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia was established in Savannah in 1981 to help feed the 175,000+ hungry people living on the Georgia coastline. America’s Second Harvest provides end-of-month top-up groceries for the elderly, a mobile food pantry for those in the more rural areas of Georgia who can’t get to a food kitchen or pantry, and summer and weekend programs for kids whose only healthy, warm meal comes from school.
Not only does America’s Second Harvest provide food to those in need, it helps to reduce food waste by taking in food donations from local individuals, retail companies, and supermarkets. Find out how you can donate your food or money to the cause at this site, or contact them directly via the information at the bottom of their ‘About Us’ page to find out other ways you can help.
In nearby Pooler, Loaves and Fishes was opened in 2009 out of Christ Presbyterian Church in Pooler. Now supported by 3 additional churches from the area, Loaves and Fishes aims to provide an avenue of support to those in Pooler and the surrounding areas who are struggling to feed themselves and their families. They also have a program supporting the feeding school children whose families are struggling to provide healthy, fresh cooked meals outside of school hours.
You can help support this interfaith mission by volunteering your time or donating food to the ministry; details of how to do so can be found here. While there is no direct link if you would like to donate money to their cause, you can contact them via the information found on the bottom of their ‘About Us’ page to find out how to do so.
Athens Area Emergency Food Bank was opened in 1980 by local churches to provide groceries to local families still struggling to eat, even with government and church assistance. Families can only receive one week’s worth of groceries every six months, but unlike some places, Athens Food Bank ensures that each week’s worth is nutritious and filling. You can see examples of their food boxes here.
You can support the Athens Food Bank monetarily by donating on this page. If you are looking to donate food or your time to the center, check out how to do so on this site. You can also contact them using their office information at the top of their homepage.
Founded in 1992, the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia serves 14 counties through various feeding programs, such as their general mobile pantry, weekend and summer children’s food boxes, and monthly senior food boxes of ready-made or easy-to-prepare meals.
If you would like to donate your time or food, you can do so following the guidelines on this website. To donate money directly, you can do so via this website. You can also contact them to find out any other information, like their schedule of events or how to access the different food pantries they offer.