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The Gilmer Community Food Pantry is a 100% volunteer organization dedicated to helping feed the hungry in Gilmer County. The Food Pantry began in 2001, when the need was recognized by a few good people who were willing to give of their time and energy to help others. Now we have over 50 volunteers. Many dedicated volunteers work every week to pick up food from several locations, bag USDA food, margarine, eggs and other food and coordinate the next week's distribution day. Thanks to the generosity of churches, businesses and individuals, when the books were closed on 2016 we have served over 5,400 families, consisting of over 10,400 adults and over 14,000 children. The amount of food we have been able to give has also grown to an impressive level of 433,100 pounds in 2016.
We have also taken on the task of the SACK PACK program. A group of our dedicated volunteers pack food for 280+ children each week and deliver the food to the schools to be distributed to them on Fridays, so the kids won’t go hungry over the weekend.
You see, we desperately need the continued generosity, help and support of all individuals, businesses and churches who can donate food or money to our cause. With the state of the economy and the lack of jobs, the need for the Pantry to continue to feed the hungry in our county is going to continue.