Our Purpose

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 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.

Our Mission Statement

The Middle Georgia Community Food Bank (MGCFB) mission is to provide the maximum amount of food possible to our participating food pantries at the lowest possible cost in order to reach the maximum number of hungry neighbors in need.

MGCFB strives to reduce food insecurity, hunger, and the associated negative health impacts by serving as an umbrella agency to the over 180 agencies who obtain food from us for their programs.

These agencies in turn provide food at soup kitchens, after-school programs, shelters, senior programs, and other social service programs throughout our service area. The infographic shown below demonstrates how MGCFB meets our mission:

History of MGCFB

In May 1981, Rev. Ben Fore, Director of Christian Social Ministries of the Macon Baptist Association, visited St. Luke’s Outreach Program in Atlanta. He returned to Macon with a dream. This dream he shared with twenty citizens of our area, and on March 1, 1982, with $1,000 in startup funds from the United Way, the Macon Area Food Bank was incorporated. When we began, the Rev. Fore operated the Food Bank out of a donated pickup truck and a small storage area in the basement of the Macon Rescue Mission.

In 1993, MGCFB became a certified affiliate with Feeding America, the nation’s food bank, which led to increased food supplies and funding. Through the ensuing years, MGCFB has continued to grow to meet the needs of the Middle Georgia area. Today, MGCFB distributes over 6.6 million pounds of food annually through over 150 participating agencies and our programs.

Service Area

MGCFB serves 24 counties in middle Georgia. The combined population in the MGCFB service area is 670,613, and the 24 counties cover an 8,341 square mile area. Using the US Census data, we estimate there are over 140,000 people at risk for hunger and food insecurity; including 37,500 children.

  • 1. Baldwin

    2. Bibb

    3. Bleckley

    4. Crawford

    5. Dodge

    6. Dooly

    7. Houston

    8. Jasper

    9. Jones

    10. Lamar

    11. Laurens

    12. Macon

    13. Monroe

    14. Peach

    15. Pike

    16. Pulaski

    17. Taylor

    18. Telfair

    19. Truetlen

    20. Twiggs

    21. Upson

    22. Wheeler

    23. Wilcox

    24. Wilkinson

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.