During this COVID-19 Crisis - Our Children & Families Need You

Update on Our Neighbors During these Challenging Times

Hundreds of families are experiencing stress and food insecurity during these uncertain times.  Our team of professionals are working on weekends and overtime during the weekdays.  The first responders at the Middle Georgia Community Food Bank have seen a significant increase in calls for food assistance and desperate concerns about food insecurity from a new population of citizens that have been impacted by COVID-19.

Parents are struggling to feed children that are not receiving school lunches based upon the school closures. Thousands of unemployed food service workers are in a state of shock struggling to locate resources to feed their families.

Business Closures and widespread unemployment has increased the number of homeless families living in temporary shelters, extended-stay hotels and automobiles. Our sequestered population of seniors in Central Georgia are afraid to leave their homes to access food because they fear the contagious nature of the virus.

Our ability to satisfy this unexpected demand is contingent upon an increase in public support, foundations and corporations.  We need additional resources for our children and families.  These additional resources will enable our team to expand our food distribution quantities to over 200,000 meals in the month April.  By the end of 2020, we are projected to serve over 10 million meals to mitigate the rising rate of food insecurity.

Please help us serve over 40,000 – 50,000 meals every week by giving today.

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Due to COVID-19 Thousands of Children and Unemployed workers are Hungry
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COVID-19 Special Funding for Children and Seniors

Our costs are increasing substantially because of the COVID-19 Crisis.  Our capacity to respond to hungry children, seniors and families is based  upon the generosity of people ;like you in Central Georgia.  The financial support of every citizen is critical during this time.  Fuel costs, labor and food supplies will cause unexpected budgetary burdens.  Our ability to satisfy this unexpected demand is contingent upon an increase in public support, foundations and corporations.  We need additional resources for our children and families.

For the long-term, the Middle Georgia Community Food Bank is committed to serving those in need during this crisis, and we are very thankful for the trust that is placed in us.  You can donate financial resources on this website or at the Headquarters facility in Macon, GA.

COVID-19 Relief Fund

COVID-19 donations will be used for increased food, supplies and transportation costs required to deliver healthy food to struggling seniors and children across Georgia

Donate Time

Volunteer opportunities are available Mon – Fri from 9:00am until 5:00pm. Any volunteer service is greatly needed and appreciated.

Donate During the Crisis

We welcome monetary donations of any size. 96% of every dollar goes directly to provide food to our hungry neighbors.

Our #1 Goal: Ending Hunger

1-in-5 Adults are food insecure.

At Middle Georgia Community Food Bank $1=5 Meals

Working Together to End Hunger

Hunger is defined as the uneasy or painful sensation caused by a recurrent or involuntary lack of food, and is often a consequence of food insecurity.

Malnutrition is not getting enough food or not getting the right sort of food. Even if people eat enough, they can become malnourished if the food they eat does not provide the proper amounts of nutrients to meet daily nutritional requirements.

Food security is the consistent access to adequate safe and nutritious food that is not limited by a lack of money and other resources, thus a constant lack of adequate safe and nutritious food that is restricted by a lack of money or other resources defines someone who is food insecure.

Populations at risk are groups of people who are likely to become food insecure, and likely to experience hunger. These vulnerable populations often exist within low-income groups.

Who We Are & What We Do?

We are the leading voice of hunger for the vulnerable facing food insecurity and a community-based leader in fighting food scarcity in 24 counties.

Our trusted programs are created to give hope to the hopeless when faced with starvation. Our organization saves thousands of pounds of food every year that would otherwise be wasted or thrown away.

We are dedicated to helping urban and rural communities throughout Central Georgia and serving their most vulnerable residents no matter their demographics or socioeconomic background. We work in a region facing one of the greatest areas of food insecurity in the Nation, and we are creating advocacy and policy that can actively combat this issue.

Help Solve Hunger Today!

96% of your donation goes directly to our programs that feed our hungry neighbors in need.  We utilize volunteers for 98% of the work related to our Mobile Pantries.

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Corona Virus - Care and Concern for Children

When we talk to our parents they are frantic because they were not prepared to find childcare and food for their children before the summer break.   Many single mothers are having difficulty feeding their children that are not receiving school lunches based upon the school closures. Thousands of unemployed food service workers are in a state of shock struggling to locate resources to feed their families.  Business Closures and widespread unemployment has increased the number of homeless families living in temporary shelters, extended-stay hotels and automobiles.   Our sequestered population of seniors in Central Georgia are afraid to leave their homes to access food because they fear the contagious nature of the virus.

For the long-term, the Middle Georgia Community Food Bank is committed to serving those in need during this COVID-19 crisis, and we are very thankful for the trust that is placed in us.  You can donate financial resources at (www.mgcfb.org) or visit the Headquarters facility in Macon, GA.