Individuals who live in Bibb County Georgia, regardless of religion, background, or income, may be able to receive free food or government commodities from local pantries. Many of the centers are located at, and run by, churches and other non-profits.
Each food pantry is open only certain hours, and has limited resources. Even if one of the centers can’t meet your need for some reason, they can often refer individuals to other programs. Ask a staff member at a non-profit to learn about additional Bibb County, state of Georgia, or federal government programs like WIC, summer meals or food stamps.
Some of the locations will also offer other resources, such as clothing, baby formula or diapers, and maybe most importantly referrals. The pantries combine free groceries with hot meals, including at Christmas or Thanksgiving, to help feed the less fortunate.
Central City AIDS Network offers services only for HIV and AIDS patients. Their immediate family members may also receive help, including food, meals, and referrals. Some referrals to medical programs may be provided too.
2020 Ingleside Avenue, #159
Macon, Georgia 31204-2028
Phone number is (478) 750-8080
Cross Keys United Methodist Church
Address 1825 Jeffersonville Road
Macon, Georgia 31217
Main phone number - (478) 743-1321
This church runs a pantry for the low income and may have meals for the homeless and indigent.
Greater Allen Chapel Neighborhood Outreach
Location is 269 Pursley Street
Macon, GA 31201-3278
Call the center at (478) 745-4646
Lighthouse Missions, Inc.
P.O. Box 26088
Macon, GA 31221
Telephone number is (478) 475-4244
Lizzie Chapel Baptist Church
Address of church food pantry - 1180 Bartlett St.
Macon, Georgia 31204
Main number is (478) 746-8033
Loaves and Fishes Ministries
Main address 651 MLK Jr. Boulevard
Macon, GA 31201
You need to make an appointment for food bank/grocery assistance. All appointments need to be scheduled on Fridays from 1pm - 2pm. Distribution of food and canned or fresh groceries will be the following Wednesday between 9am and 1pm.
Applicants can decide to make the appointment at the pantry either in person or by phone. Attempts to make a grocery appointment at the Ministry by leaving a voice mail cannot be honored.
Free food, surplus USDA commodities and groceries can be provided at most once every 30 days. If you have an emergency, then requests should be accompanied by a letter from a referring agency, such as social services. Other programs offered include clothing bank, Shower and laundry facilities, including transitional housing community and homeless advocacy.
Mid-State Baptist Association
Storehouse Ministry Food Bank
3396 Napier Ave
Macon, Ga 31204
Distribution on Tuesday by appointment only.
Location of food pantry is 267 First Street
Macon, Georgia 31210
Call (478) 743-8026 for intake
Hot meal programs are offered, and applicants need to apply for Lunch on Monday, Wednesday, or Thursday, and Friday.
Other aid offered includes prescription drug assistance as funds and vouchers are available. However the emergency food pantry is the most common resource requested.
Middle GA Community Food Bank
137 College Street
Macon, GA 31208
Call (478) 742-3958 for hours of food distribution.
They partner with local non-profits. Staff can direct a working poor family to a pantry, or help them apply for programs such as SNAP food stamps or Meals on Wheels (which is for senior citizens).
Shurlington Church of Christ
Mailing address is 2430 Shurling Drive
Macon, GA 31211
A soup kitchen and pantry are at this Bibb County charity. Volunteers try to provide healthy food, such as fruits, vegetables, and more. Holiday meals are also served.
New Pilgrim Missionary Baptist
4388 Robinson Road
Macon, Georgia 31204
Call the pantry at (478) 474-3009
Saint Luke Baptist Church
Location - 1180 Haywood Road
Macon, GA 31211
Telephone number is (478) 746-1451
Salvation Army - Macon
Macon, Georgia 31206
Call (478) 746-8572
In addition to a food pantry, the site has a clothing closet and can distribute meals around Christmas and Thanksgiving. Gifts for kids may also be provided. A leading nonprofit to call for help in Bibb County, and the agency may also have financial assistance for rent, cooling bills, and other basic needs.
For more information on both charitable and government run food programs, dial 478.742.3958. Bibb County families can learn about services such as the Brown Bag program, weekend food boxes for students, and much more.