The food bank is the warehouse and distribution center serving 298 non-profit and faith based agencies throughout 21 counties in Coastal Georgia. Each day we rescue truckloads of food donated by individuals, businesses, local grocers, farmers and national retail chains. Our two distribution centers maintain 56,148 square feet of storage space for fresh, frozen, and non-perishable food items in order to support the needs of low-income households and individuals in our region.
Partner agencies assist the food bank with food distribution through their own programs such as food pantries, soup kitchens, and shelters, as well as programs that serve children of low-income households, low-income seniors or people with disabilities. Agency partnerships allow the food bank the opportunity to reach more people in rural and under-served areas with food assistance. In 2019, the food bank distributed more than 19.4 million pounds of food throughout Coastal Georgia to help relieve hunger. Food procured by the food bank represents a savings of greater than $30.8 million dollars in food costs for our partner agencies, therefore enabling them to provide other valuable services to the people in need in our community.