Thanks to the community’s support, it was another record-breaking year for Kroger’s annual “Can Hunger” Food Drive. Each year, Georgia Mountain Food Bank is the recipient of the proceeds collected during the drive in the months of November and December within its five-county service area of Hall, Forsyth, Dawson, Lumpkin and Union counties.
Through the efficiencies of GMFB, five meals can be provided for every dollar donated. So, Kroger customers’ $79,211.73 gift has the potential to help GMFB provide almost 400,000 meals to the food insecure.
GMFB’s mission is to address hunger, health and quality of life for those in need in North Georgia. Since 2007, Georgia Mountain Food Bank, an affiliate of the Atlanta Community Food Bank who is a member of Feeding America, has provided a vital link between sources of food supplies and hard-working, community-based partner agencies that help get the food into the hands of families and individuals in need.
The money provided from Kroger’s campaign provides GMFB the ability to secure food supplies when food donations are low and to help provide nutritious filler on the most needed items list that are in such high demand by the more than 74 partner agencies GMFB serves.
The number of people living at the poverty line in GMFB’s service area is over 57,000. Thousands more are at risk when other measurements/percentages of poverty are considered.
To find out how you can help run a food drive or a fund drive, call GMFB at 770-534-4111 or visit gamountainfoodbank.org/food-drive-resources for more information.