Public Administration & Policy November Nonprofit of the Month: Food Bank of Northeast Georgia

Public Administration and Policy is partnering with the UGA chapter of The Georgia Students for Public Administration (GSPA) to collect non-perishable food items, now through December 12. We invite you to bring anything you are able to share to our main office in 204 Baldwin Hall. Some of the items that are needed most include:

  • Peanut Butter & Jelly
  • Pancake Mix
  • Condiments: Ketchup, Mustard, Mayo & BBQ sauce
  • Pasta & Sauce
  • Mac & Cheese
  • Instant Potatoes
  • Cereals
  • Granola/Protein Bars
  • Easy to open snacks
  • Pop-top “Easy to Open” foods (ravioli, etc.)
  • Noodle Cups
  • Instant foods (oatmeal, etc.)
  • Healthy Snacks
  • Rice
  • Fruit & Vegetable Juice
  • Shelf Stable Milk
  • Flour/Sugar
  • Canned Meats (Tuna, Salmon, and Chicken)
  • Soup/Chili/Stew
  • Cooking Oil
  • Canned Veggies
  • Spices
  • Canned Fruit
  • Tuna Pouches

The Food Bank of Northeast Georgia has been around since 1992 when they were founded in an effort to end hunger in fourteen counties. After a relocation, expansion, and adding a second location, the Food Bank now distributes more than 11 million pounds of food to the fourteen counties they serve every year. They work with more than 225 partner organization. They also have a teaching kitchen, commercial kitchen, and frozen food processing line.

The Food Bank of Northeast Georgia offers a great deal of assistance to the community, so please step in and help them out by sharing a few cans of food or other items that would be much appreciated by another. For every dollar the food bank receives, they are able to distribute 4 meals, so you may also want to consider making a monetary donation.

 

Visit the Food Bank’s website: https://foodbanknega.org/

Visit one of their two locations: 861 Newton Bridge RD, Athens or 46 Plaza Way, Clayton, GA 30525

Volunteer: https://foodbanknega.org/volunteers/

Donate directly: https://foodbanknega.org/contact/donate/

Enroll in a cooking class: https://foodbanknega.org/program/teaching-kitchen/ (Proceeds from ticketed classes and events support the Food Bank)