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Veteran Wins Volunteer of the Year Award

Whether sorting and packing groceries at the Faith Food Factory or serving lunch at The Master’s Table soup kitchen, for 10 years, dedicated volunteer Alvin Williams has been working hard to put food on the table for our neighbors in need. “I’m from a very poor family in New York, and we never had much,” he said. “But God took my family and I all over the world, and it was time for me to give back.” Mr. Williams is a team player and is always willing to take on any task necessary to help get the job done. [...]

Veteran Wins Volunteer of the Year Award2023-08-30T13:43:54+00:00

Rural Georgia Food Pantry Meets Rising Need

Gloria Simmons, food pantry manager at Hancock Helping Hands, is dedicated to helping her neighbors in Sparta, GA. Bustling with volunteers packing food boxes, greeting guests in line, and loading cars with groceries, Hancock Helping Hands has been helping neighbors in Sparta, GA, for over 28 years. Food pantry manager Gloria Simmons said the organization has been serving an unprecedented number of families lately, with about 600 visitors per month. “In the last few years, it has grown tremendously,” said Gloria. With just one small IGA in town, access to healthy meals is a challenge for many Sparta [...]

Rural Georgia Food Pantry Meets Rising Need2023-08-31T14:33:51+00:00

GHFB Advocates for Food Support

Golden Harvest Food Bank staff alongside local and state elected officials during Feeding The Future roundtable discussion. At a time when the number of people visiting Golden Harvest Food Bank for food resources continues to rise, elected officials are drafting legislation to govern the food programs that we use to help feed our neighbors. Every five years, Congress reauthorizes the farm bill, the centerpiece of federal legislation that provides healthy, nutritious food for those across the country facing food insecurity. Programs that the Food Bank depends on to help alleviate hunger in our community, like SNAP (Supplemental [...]

GHFB Advocates for Food Support2023-08-30T13:49:43+00:00

Your Support Counts for Local Families

Colton volunteers alongside his parents, Hannah and Danny, as well as his siblings at Unity Outreach. The cost of a trip to the grocery store has skyrocketed in the last year, and local families are feeling the impact. At the Unity Outreach Church Food Pantry, Hannah, Danny, and their children have taken home much-appreciated fresh and nonperishable items for their kitchen. “It’s helped us out a lot. We have a family of 10, and so with groceries as high as they are, it’s definitely helped us out tremendously,” said Hannah. The food pantry at Unity Outreach hosts [...]

Your Support Counts for Local Families2023-08-30T13:47:06+00:00