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. 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 largest food charity, which led to increased food supplies and funding. Through the ensuing years, MGCFB has continued to progress in meeting the needs of the Middle Georgia area. MGCFB regularly distributes in excess of 7,000,000 pounds of food annually through an average of 220 participating agencies.