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GEORGIA MOUNTAIN FOOD BANK INC

"till no one is hungry"

Gainesville, GA   |  www.gamountainfoodbank.org

Mission

Through a network of community partners, the Georgia Mountain Food Bank addresses hunger, health, and quality of life by serving those in need.

Ruling year info

2008

Executive Director

Mrs. Rebecca Thurman

Main address

PO Box 233

Gainesville, GA 30503 USA

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EIN

26-2787610

NTEE code info

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Georgia Mountain Food Bank (GMFB), as a Partner Distribution of the Atlanta Community Food Bank, addresses hunger, health and quality of life by serving those in need. GMFB distributes food and household items to nonprofit organizations that serve food insecure people. Our georgraphic service area covers five counties in northeast Georgia that include; Dawson, Forsyth, Hall, Lumpkin and Union counties.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Mobile Food Pantries

A program designed to take food directly to those in need. Our 5 county service area spans over 1400 square miles and even though we have over 65 hunger relief partner agencies, there remains a great need for emergency food assistance to people in outlying areas. Very often, transportation to a food pantry is an obstacle for clients in rural areas. The mobile pantry brings the food boxes, that incorporate fresh fruit and vegetables, right into neighborhoods and communities of great need.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Families

A program designed to supplement University of North Georgia's Summer Feeding Program during the summer to children who normally qualify for free and reduced meals during the school year. This program has expanded each year since its inception in 2009, providing healthy lunches during the 8 full weeks of summer break and utilizes hundreds of community volunteer hours. GMFB provides supplemental snacks and supplies as well as mobile pantries during the summer months in the neighborhoods where children are served .

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

We host community food drives to supplement our food supply, but one of our main food resources is through partnerships with retail grocery stores, food manufacturers and food distributors. We receive surplus and unsaleable food in large bulk quantities, which we store in our new 20,000 square foot food warehouse equipped with cold food storage space, and are then able to redistribute the food to our partner agencies and into the hands of families in need.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Families

Georgia Mountain Food Bank’s (GMFB) Neighborhood Fresh Grocery Mobile Program brings high-quality fresh fruits and vegetables in a specialized van to people in need at various community and neighborhood locations. The Produce Mobile Program began operation in August 2017. The program is currently serving 9 sites in Hall county, Georgia.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

This program is a partnership with local health clinics to provide diet specific shelf stable food boxes to low income patients suffering health disparities including diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Currently the pilot project is in the Good News Clinic, Northeast Georgia Diagnostic Clinic and Longstreet Clinic.

Population(s) Served
People with diseases and illnesses

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of meals served or provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Food Rescue Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The number of meals provided is calculated by dividing the number of pounds of food distributed by 1.20 (recognized as a meal)

Total pounds of food rescued

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Food Rescue Program

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

The food we are able to distribute comes through our partnership with the Atlanta Community Food Bank along with goods donated locally from retailers, manufacturers, distributors and food drives.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Increase food security for all communities in our geographic service area.

Create awareness of the problem of food insecurity through education and community partnerships.

Engage and empower communities to ensure access to the quantity and quality of food needed for all citizens to live healthier lives.

Build partner agency capacity to serve more people with higher nutritional value food.

Participate in community initiatives in place to serve citizens in need and address gaps in resources collaboratively.

Form partnerships to reach people in need where they might otherwise be overlooked.

The Georgia Mountain Food Bank strives to fulfill our mission working as efficiently and effectively as possible at all times. GMFB recognizes growth in resources and capacity year over year.

Our partner agency network continues to grow each year, now at 74 food distribution org's established in 5 counties of northeast Georgia. We will continue to work toward building our partner agencies capacity.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, Communication barrierss

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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GEORGIA MOUNTAIN FOOD BANK INC

Board of directors
as of 02/20/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. Steven Ellis

Big Sky Electrical LLC.


Board co-chair

Mr. Casey Ramsey

Asst. County Administrator

Suzanne Willis

Suzanne Willis Properties

Andrew Beauchamp

Rushton & Company

Brian Bailey

The Medical Center Foundation

Julie Knight-Brown

Lumpkin Co. Schools

Felix Santiago

Ames Taping Tools

Steven Ellis

Self-Employed

Carli Jones

Jaemor Farms

Lori Lebow

Gainesville Eye Associates

Casey Ramsey

Hall Co. Government

Felix Santiago

Ames Taping Tools

Reneigh Satterfield

Edward Jones

Stacey Jones

Homestar

George Wangemann

City of Gainesville

Jennifer McCall

Attorney

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/20/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/20/2024

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Data
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.