Operation Partnership: Children At Risk
An in-house program created by the Middle Georgia Community Food Bank designed to form partnerships with organizations working with Middle Georgia's children at risk.
Under the partnership commitment the Middle Georgia Community Food Bank commits, through organizations working with Middle Georgia's children at risk, snacks, drinks, and other items that will enable the partnership organizations to best utilize their limited funding for other program expenses and/or increasing the numbers of participation children at risk.
The Children at Risk programs offer a positive and constructive alternative for Middle Georgia's youth.
Support the "OP-CAR" program of the Middle Georgia Community Food Bank and help us give children at risk an alternative to just "hanging out."
The Brown Bag Program
The Brown Bag Program began in 1987 as a project with funding and volunteers from the Junior League of Macon. It has since grown to include many other volunteers funded within the budget of the Middle Georgia Community Food Bank, distributing in excess of 1200+ bags of groceries monthly to senior citizens in Middle Georgia. The distribution system needs hundreds of volunteers each month.
The Hunger Project
The Hunger Project is designed to serve three purposes:
- it enables the Middle Georgia Community Food Bank to distribute food that may otherwise deteriorate beyond use;
- the food will be used by those in need;
- it creates awareness and cooperation within the community and the Macon Housing Authority.
State Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
SNAP allows the food bank to acquire nutritional products that are NOT normally donated through our donor base. This program is in collaboration with the State of Georgia through the Georgia Department of Human Resources, DFCS/OFI Food & Nutrition Programs Unit. Learn more about SNAP.
USDA Food Distribution
This program allows the Middle Georgia Community Food Bank to distribute government surplus foods provided through the Georgia Department of Human Resources, DFCS/OFI Food & Nutrition Programs Unit. The USDA/TEFAP foods increase the nutritional levels of food distributed to Middle Georgia's families, seniors, children, and homeless populations in need.
The Toy Room
An integral program of the MGCFB, the Toy Room distributes toys during Christmas to children of families that may fall outside the parameters of more recognizable Christmas programs. The program follows a philosophy that "all children deserve a toy for Christmas." We accept all toys for distribution - new and/or "pre-loved" toys that are in good condition.
Mobile Food Pantry Program
The Mobile Food Pantry Program was added to our "in house" programs in 2004 when we received a new Ford F550 from America's Second Harvest, the Nation's Food Bank Network, Ford Motor Company, and the Paul Newman Foundation. The program is designed to meet the needs of "hungry" families in rural Georgia Counties. It is a volunteer fueled program that distributes food to families and/or seniors monthly. The identification, qualifying, and distribution of food is handled with volunteers in the rural Georgia Counties we serve. Expansion of the program is anticipated in the near future as we attempt to better serve rural Georgia Counties in our assigned service area.
MGCFB & VAMB Discount Drug Card Service
The Middle Georgia Community Food Bank has partnered with Value Added Member Benefits, Inc. to offer Middle Georgians a special Discount Drug Card. The Discount Drug Card is:
* Absolutely free (NO FEES, NO ENROLLMENT) Ready to Use!!
* Honored Nationwide at over 53,000 Pharmacies - including: Albertsons, Costco, CVS, K-Mart, Kroger, Publix, Rite Aid, Safeway, Target, Walgreens, Wal-Mart, Winn Dixie, and Many Independednt Pharmacies.
* Good for over 12,000 FDA Approved Drugs
* "One Card" serves the entire household
* Savings can be substantial - Athough this card is not insurance and can not be used in conjunction with any other discount card, savings can be substancial (up to 50%).
Cards are available at the Middle Georgia Community Food Bank. through our Participating Agencies, and through special partners in the communities we serve. You may also request a card by contacting us at (478) 742-3958 and we will get one to you.
Back Pack Program
With participating agency ownership, the Back Pack Program provides food for school age children who would otherwise go hungry on weekends when they don't have access to school meals.