How to donate, find free meals during COVID-19 outbreak

    Golden Harvest Food Bank Executive Director Amy Breitmann puts two dozen eggs in the back of a Georgia woman's car. The drive-thru Mobile Market implemented new safety measure in response to the coronavirus' spread in Augusta. Contributed by Golden Harvest Food Bank

    Georgia’s food banks, Meals on Wheels and other nonprofits that provide meals to people in need are scrambling to meet increased demand during the COVID-19 outbreak. They need donations and volunteers like never before. 

    Here’s a list of links to resources where you can get information about Georgia food banks, school district meal programs and efforts to offset food insecurity.

     Food Banks

    Georgia Community Food Bank Association

    Regional Food Banks

    America’s Second Harvest of Coastal GeorgiaDonateGet Help

    Atlanta Community Food BankDonateGet Help

    Chattanooga Area Food BankDonateGet Help

    Feeding the ValleyDonateGet Help

    Food Bank of Northeast GeorgiaDonateGet Help

    Georgia Mountain Food BankDonateGet Help

    Golden Harvest Food BankDonateGet Help

    Middle Georgia Community Food BankDonateGet Help

    Feeding America affiliate serving south Georgia

    Resources for older Georgians

    Meals on Wheels of America

    School-age hunger resources

    School Meal Information (check your local school district’s website and social media accounts as well)

    FoodFinder 

    School districts and community organizations in need of real-time assistance can apply for No Kid Hungry grants online at 

     

    Stanley Dunlap
    Stanley Dunlap has covered government and politics for news outlets in Georgia and Tennessee for the past decade. At The (Macon) Telegraph he told readers about Macon-Bibb County’s challenges implementing its recent consolidation, with a focus on ways the state Legislature determines the fate of local communities. He used open records requests to break a story of a $400 million pension sweetheart deal a county manager steered to a friendly consultant. The Georgia Associated Press Managing Editors named Stanley a finalist for best deadline reporting for his story on the death of Gregg Allman and best beat reporting for explanatory articles on the 2018 Macon-Bibb County budget deliberations. The Tennessee Press Association honored him for his reporting on the disappearance of Holly Bobo, which became a sensational murder case that generated national headlines.