Feeding Families in Gilmer County Since 2001. Your donations make it possible!


Q -Who should my donation check be made out?
A - Gilmer Community Food Pantry

Q - Where to I send my check?
A - P.O. Box 1982, Ellijay, GA  30540

Q - Where is the Food Pantry located?
A - From Ellijay- take Hwy 52E toward Dahlonega 3.5 miles to the pantry on the left @ (5273 Hwy. 52 E., Ellijay, GA)

Q - Can I put a Food Pantry Check in my collection plate?
A - Your church secretary will see that your check reaches the Food Pantry.

Q - Would the Food Pantry rather have food or money?
A - Both are welcome: money lends greater flexibility for the purchase of a variety of needed items .

Q - Are my gifts tax deductible?
A - Yes.  The Gilmer Community Food Pantry is a 501(c)(3) organization and can provide you with a receipt for tax purposes.  Outright gifts of food cannot be given a value by the Pantry but you can estimate the value or - for large amounts - use shopping receipts to substantiate your gift.  Gifts of cash or by check are deductible for the full face value.  Amounts over $250.00 require a specific kind of tax receipt, available by mail or in person 9:00 a.m. on Monday or Wednesday at the distribution center.

Q - How can I volunteer to help?
A - Email us, call 706-273-3663 or visit the distribution center of the Food Pantry on a Wednesday morning at 9 a.m.

Q - Can I bring food directly to the Food Pantry or is it better to leave it at my church?
A - Many churches and other organizations welcome contributions of food and will deliver them to us.  For contributions after business hours, please contact us.

Q - If I wish to make a Food Pantry gift in honor or memory of another person, is there a gift note I can use to inform the person that this gift has been made in his/her honor?
A - Yes, one can be obtained via mail or you can pick one up in person at the distribution center on Monday or Wednesday mornings. 

Q - Is there any particular food that is requested a lot and is always good to donate? 
A - We appreciate ALL food donations that are not out of date.  Soup is always good, also, boxed/canned meals, canned meats, cooking oil, diapers and baby food are always needed & greatly appreciated.

Q - Are there items I can contribute if I don't have money to spare to purchase food or to donate?
A - Yes, we are always in need of plastic walmart-type bags and use a tremendous amount of them every month packing various foods and items to distribute.  If you will save your bags and bring them to the pantry, it would be a great help.

Q - MORE QUESTIONS?  Please call 706-273-3663