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2508, 2023

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. [...]

2508, 2023

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 [...]

2508, 2023

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 [...]

2108, 2023

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 [...]

1107, 2023

Uniting for Food Security: A Plea to Strengthen Food Programs through the Farm Bill

.j A joint letter to our leaders and community members from Amy Breitmann, President and CEO of Golden Harvest Food Bank, and Brittany Burnett, President and CEO of United Way of the CSRA As we walked together through the warehouse at Golden Harvest Food Bank's Augusta distribution center, we paused to look at the long line of shelves before us. Where there were once rows full of palletized foods ready to be distributed to our partner agencies, now stood empty spaces between partially full shelves: a clear indication of the decrease in food donations and government food [...]

405, 2023

How Your Support Helps Local Moms and Kids

Shellah and DaMonda picked up food and diapers for their children at GAP Ministries, a partner agency in Downtown Augusta. With grocery bills skyrocketing, Augusta mom DaMonda knew where to find relief. GAP Ministries opens its doors every Thursday morning, providing a food pantry and other vital resources for the Downtown Augusta community. DaMonda, who had picked up groceries from GAP a few times before, brought her friend and first-time guest Shellah. “GAP Ministries is very, very helpful, especially with what’s going on right now,” said DaMonda, after shopping in the pantry. “Everything in the economy has [...]