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Hunger Support for Rural Families

Volunteers and staff help load boxes of shelf stable food products into the cars of community members at Good Shepherd Baptist Church in Richmond County. During the months of June and July, Golden Harvest Food Bank will provide summer food assistance to families with children under the age of 18. The Summer Harvest Family Food Box program will help feed families across five rural Georgia counties: Jenkins, Hancock, Screven, Wilkes, and Washington. Through collaboration with the local school systems, boxes of food including meat and produce products, provided by the Georgia Nutrition Assistance Program (GNAP), will be [...]

Hunger Support for Rural Families2024-05-06T15:39:34+00:00

Augusta National Golf Club Helps Feed Community

In matching golf caps and smiles, employees of Augusta National Golf Club have tirelessly cooked meals, packed boxes, tended to raised produce beds, and extended a comforting hand of food and hope to our neighbors in need throughout their annual month of service. This outstanding team has volunteered across our soup kitchen, urban farm, and sorting and packing facilities over the past 3 years, as part of the Augusta National Cares program. Thanks to their hard work, we have been able to provide healthy meals for countless children, seniors, and families in our 25-county service area. At our Augusta [...]

Augusta National Golf Club Helps Feed Community2024-05-06T15:44:38+00:00

BackPack Program Gives Kids the Nutrition They Need

Angela Rhea, 2nd grade teacher at Blythe Elementary School, holds a bag full of kid-friendly food. As the BackPack Program Coordinator, she ensures children facing food insecurity receive a bag of food for the weekend. Tucked away in Angela Rhea’s 2nd grade classroom, ziplock bags filled with shelf-stable milk, juice, snacks, pop-tab entrées, and more waited to be packed discreetly into children’s backpacks for the weekend. These packs of kid-friendly food are from Golden Harvest Food Bank’s BackPack Program, a volunteer-powered initiative to provide healthy food for students who rely on school meals during the week. “Their [...]

BackPack Program Gives Kids the Nutrition They Need2024-05-06T15:45:04+00:00

Your Support Helps Local Grandparents

Donors like you help Cindy and her granddaughter, age 5, access the healthy food they need to thrive. Cindy takes care of five people at home, including raising her 5-year-old granddaughter. She loves getting out in the community and meeting new people. But when her family began facing medical and financial challenges, Cindy had to find resources to feed her loved ones. GAP Ministries, one of our partner agencies serving downtown Augusta, has helped Cindy get through a difficult time. “My husband was diagnosed with cancer, and we went from a hefty income to literally nothing,” she [...]

Your Support Helps Local Grandparents2024-05-06T15:45:30+00:00