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Thursday August 22nd, 2019 8:54PM

Gainesville-based food bank receives funding from Publix Super Markets

By AccessWDUN Staff

Georgia Mountain Food Bank recently received a $5,000 donation from Publix Super Markets Charities.  The money will fund the Gainesville-based agency's food rescue program.

Each month, GMFB receives approximately 90,000 pounds of food items from retail partners monthly which accounts for about 51 percent of the overall food donations. 

The grant from Publix Super Markets Charities, combined with other funding,  has allowed the Food Bank to pay off 50 percent of a new delivery truck, which food bank officials say is critical to maintaining successful operations of the food rescue program.

Opportunities to become a corporate sponsor still exist and companies that are interested may contact the Food Bank at 770-534-4111 or visit gamountainfoodbank.org. All corporate sponsor logos will be displayed on the truck.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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About Georgia Mountain Food Bank

 

Georgia Mountain Food Bank (GMFB), an affiliate of the Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB), collects surplus food and grocery products for distribution to nonprofit partner agencies serving the hungry in the Georgia Mountain region. Located in Gainesville, GMFB collaborates with ACFB to provide food to nonprofits with hunger relief programs in Dawson, Forsyth, Hall, Lumpkin and Union counties. These programs provide direct assistance to families and individuals who are in need of food assistance due to job loss or low income. For more information about the Georgia Mountain Food Bank, visit www.gamountainfoodbank.org

 

 

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