Good Samaritan Food Bank received a grant May 27 through the Atlanta Community Food Bank to help better serve our community.
The grant will allow the food bank to install a new walk-in freezer/cooler increasing its ability to provide more fresh and frozen products to more families.
In 2014, Good Samaritan assisted more than 15,000 families — or approximately 50,000 people — with groceries totaling more than 972,000 pounds. This year, food bank officials hope to increase that number by 10 percent.
The Good Samaritan Ministries, located at 1220 McEver Road, Gainesville, exists to assist and minister to individuals and families who are in need primarily through the distribution of food. It also assists with furniture (when available), job placement training and health screening.
The food center is open from 5-7 p.m. Monday, and from 9-11 a.m Wednesday and Friday.