If your organization is interested in starting a Backpack Program, review the four steps that are required before joining our Backpack feeding program:
If you feel like starting a Backpack Program is the appropriate hunger solution action for your organization follow the final steps below:
The Service Maintenance Fee is designed to offset the cost of shipping, moving, and storage of food at the Food Bank. MGCFB pays 26 cents per pound for the shipping and handling of the large volume of food we are responsible for. Our partner pantries are asked to pay only 18 cents per pound of food they collect for their specific pantry. The 18 cents per pound that a partner pantry pays is only used to balance out the costs that MGCFB is responsible for paying.
The state of Georgia and the federal government protect donors from liability through “Good Samaritan” legislation. In 1987, the Georgia Legislature passed an amendment to the Good Samaritan Food Laws, and in 1996, President Clinton signed the Federal Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act. Both laws protect good faith donations of food unless injury is caused intentionally by the donor.