Get information on Georgia food banks and programs that provide free or low cost groceries, meals and food to families and individuals across the state. The food banks listed below also partner with the national non-profit organization known as America's Second Harvest. This national organization coordinates programs across the nation and all 50 states.
The food bank or pantry that is noted below will also work with churches, non-profits, pantries, and other charities in the local community to help as many people as possible. Most of the assistance provided is distributed by those partner agencies. In order to learn about where to go for free food or groceries you can call the food bank in your county. Most will offer, among other items, Prepared Foods, Fresh Produce, an on Site Community Kitchen, Hunger Education, Food Purchase Program, and government programs such as WIC, TEFAP, and commodities from CSFP.
Other services, which will vary by locations, include Kids in Need School Supply Program, Hunger & Poverty Advocacy, Eligibility Counseling, Non Food Distribution, Food Stamps, and a Community Garden.
In addition to the food banks listed below, there are other organizations in your county (such as the Salvation Army or a community action agency) that may be able to provide free food or other forms of aid. Ask for referrals.
If you need help, do not hesitate to call a food bank in Georgia. You can learn about the services and resources they offer, and get information on the application process. The food bank more than likely will refer you directly to a charity or church in your local town or city.
The Atlanta Community Food Bank
970 Jefferson St., NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30318
Phone: (404) 892-9822
Counties served: Floyd, Polk, Haralson, Carrroll, Heard, Bartow, Paulding, Douglas, Coweta, Pickens, Cherokee, Cobb, Fulton, Fayette, Clayton, Spaulding, Henry, Butts, Newton, Rockdale, DeKalb, Fulton, Forsyth, Morgan, Walton, Gwinnett, Hall, Dawson, Lumpkin, Gordon, Habersham, Rabun.
This may be the main center in the entire state of Georgia. Tens of thousands of families are assisted every year. Call for referrals to a local pantry.
The Food Bank of Northeast Georgia
Food bank address is 861 Newton Bridge Road
P.O. Box 48857
Athens, GA 30604-8857
Phone number: (706) 354-8191
Counties served: Towns, Union, White, Stephens, Banks, Jackson, Barrow, Oconee, Clarke, Oglethorpe, Madison, Franklin, Hart.
The Second Harvest Food Bank of the Chattachoochee Valley
5928 Coca Cola Boulevard
Columbus, Georgia 31909
Phone: (706) 561-4755
Counties served: Troup, Meriwether, Harris, Talbot, Muscogee, Chattahoochee, Marion, Schley, Webster, Stewart, Quitman, Randolph, Clay, Sumter.
Programs and resources include surplus government commodities, information on the Meals on Wheels program for senior citizens, and the school lunch program for children and students. Many other services are available as well.
The Middle Georgia Community Food Bank
137 College Street
P.O. Box 5024
Macon, Georgia 31208
Main phone number is (912) 742-3958
Counties served: Jasper, Pike, Lamar, Monroe, Upson, Crawford, Jones, Bibb, Baldwin, Peach, Macon, Taylor, Wilkinson, Twiggs, Houston, Dooly, Pulaski, Wilcox, Bleckley, Dodge, Laurens, Telfair, Wheeler, Treulten.
The Golden Harvest Food Bank
3310 Commerce Drive
Augusta, Georgia 30909
Phone: (706) 736-1199. Call for hours.
Food is serviced in the counties of Elbert, Wilkes, Lincoln, Greene, Putnam, Hancock, Taliaferro, Warren, Glascock, McDuffie, Columbia, Jefferson, Washington, Johnson, Emanuel, Richmond, Burke, Jenkins, Screven.
To find additional pantries and food banks that operate in your city or county, use the list below. Hundreds of food banks, pantries, and distribution centers operate at a more local level across Georgia. Many are run by churches and non-profit agencies. They provide free food, meals, and other support such as clothing (as available) to the needy.
The Food Bank of Southwest Georgia
Primary address is 502 West Roosevelt
P.O. Box 544
Albany, GA 31702
Phone: (912) 883-2139 Fax: (912) 883-9005
Counties Served: Terrell, Calhoun, Lee, Early, Miller, Seminole, Decatur, Baker, Mitchell, Dougherty, Worth, Colquitt, Tift, Crisp, Irwin, Ben Hill, Coffee, Turner.
The Second Harvest Food Bank of Coastal Georgia
5 Carolann Street
Savannah, Georgia 31401
Phone number: (912) 236-6750
Counties Served: Montgomery, Jeff Davis, Toombs, Appling, Bacon, Tattnall, Candler, Evans, Bulloch, Pierce, Wayne, Long, Liberty, Bryan, Effingham, Chatham, McIntosh, Chatham, Brantley, Glynn, Camden, Echols, Glynn.
The non-profit helps low income families in a wide region. In addition to free groceries and emergency boxes of food, inquire into government assistance such as SNAP or the WIC program for babies and pregnant moms. Snacks may be offered for local Georgia students, fruits, vegetables, and more is provided.
The Valdosta Food Bank
706 East Rogers Street
Valdosta, Georgia 31601
Phone: (912) 244-2678
Counties Served: Thomas, Brooks, Cook, Lowndes, Berrien, Lanier, Atkinson, Clinch, Ware, Charlton
Chatooga Food Bank
Counties Served: Dade, Fannin, Walker, Catoosa, Whitfield, Murray, Gilmer, Chatooga, Gordon
Dial 404.892.FEED for additional locations. Or, if you can’t find your town or county in Georgia above, click here to find additional free grocery and food assistance programs, including those offered by the federal government.