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Food banks, soup kitchens and food pantries in Gainesville GA

A New Walk - Breaking Bread Food Pantry
Gainesville, GA 30504
Details: Mission: To serve the people in our community who are struggling financially. To help them in a way that preserves their dignity. To provide a confidential environment that respects an individual’s privacy and acknowledges how difficult it is to ask for assistance. To empower people to be self-sufficient as quickly as possible without placing additional stress on them. Vision: To involve the community in a way that teaches empathy, encourages respect and nurtures compassion. To provide a basis for understanding that the people who use the food pantry could be our neighbors and friends who are struggling without our knowledge.
Antioch Baptist Church - Food Pantry
Gainesville, GA 30503
Details: Hours of Operation: Wednesday 10a.m. - 12:00 noon
Georgia Mountain Food Bank
Gainesville, GA 30507
Details: Georgia Mountain Food Bank (GMFB) is an affiliate of Atlanta Community Food Bank and provides a vital link between sources of food supplies and hardworking community-based partner agencies who help get the food into the hands of families and individuals in need. GMFB currently partners with more than 47 agencies throughout our five county service area of Dawson, Forsyth, Hall, Lumpkin and Union Counties.
Joe's Place at Riverbend Baptist Church
Gainesville, GA 30501
Details: Our largest local mission is that of Joe’s Place, a place where those in need can receive food and other needed services. Joe’s Place is located at 1725 Cleveland Highway, Gainesville, GA (directly beside the church) and is open every Tuesday from 9 AM – Noon. Joe’s Place provides: coffee and refreshments, food after a short devotional service, free haircuts, job board and resource referrals. showering facilities, free notary service And, specifically for first time guests and our homeless friends: personal care items, clothing referrals, Red Rabbit tickets (limited), laundering facilities for the homeless. Through this ministry, we pray that lives will be touched and changed. We want to provide services with love and compassion as we feed, embrace and help tend to the needs of our community. We want to offer our friendship, give words of hope and provide nourishment, both physically and spiritually. We extend the love of Christ to those in despair and let them know without a doubt that God truly loves and cares for them.
John Paul II Training Center Food Bank
Gainesville, GA 30501
Details: The John Paul II Training Center hosts a Food Bank three times a week, where we are open to distribute freely food to people in need. Every month, around 200 families, which means 800 persons, come to receive some food. This represents around three tons of food on a budget of only $1000. We entirely rely on the generosity of the parishioners of St. Michael Catholic Church for our food bank. In 2011 our food bank has provided for free 453,725 pounds of food to 1,488 families including 6,582 adults and 2,933 children. Those three programs allow us to provide better quality food to the people we serve. This food bank service is a privileged place to meet the people, talk with them, and get to know them. Those who come have a real need for food, and it can be easy to guess that it may be difficult to come and ask for food. In 2011, we received more American families, and each week we have a large number of poor American families who come to the center for help. Indeed at the beginning, the center was above all for the Hispanic community. But today because of the economic crisis in America, we try to be more open to all American families in need who are more numerous than ever. The John Paul II Training Center Food Bank schedule: Tuesday: 5:30pm to 7pm, Thursday: 10am to 12pm, Saturday: 10am to 12pm (two Saturdays per month).
Northlake Baptist Church - Food Pantry
Gainesville, GA 30506
Details: Our Food Pantry Ministry was founded by Rev. Ric and Carol Parks in 1995, members of Northlake. It was operated out of their home with only a handful of needy families, a few volunteers, and a vehicle loaded to the top; deliveries were made on Friday evenings. The food pantry ministry soon grew to such capacity that it was moved to the old Murrayville Schoolhouse in Murrayville, Georgia, and home deliveries were discontinued. We opened the old schoolhouse on Saturday mornings between 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. and the needy in the community would come and get a box of food. Soon, via word of mouth, our small ministry began to grow. We moved out of the schoolhouse building and began operating from the Northlake Baptist Church campus. Currently we serve as many as 100+ families each week, and give out approximately 120+ boxes of food. Our needy families come from Hall, Lumpkin, White, Dawson and Jackson counties. We have had calls from needy families as far south as DeKalb County. The local Department of Family and Children Services, as well as 9th District Opportunity Office refer families to our Food Pantry on a daily basis. We currently distribute boxes of food every Saturday morning to anyone in need of assistance. No proof of need is required. New recipients should arrive between 8:30 and 9:00 am to register and all recipients should be in the sanctuary by 9:30 am.