We love healthy fresh food. We are the largest food pantry in the Augusta, GA area. We serve about 5,000 individuals per year. Of those about half are seniors, a quarter children under 18 and the other quarter adults. Because of COVID we have changed our distribution method to a monthly drive-through mobile market. Each family that drives through our parking lot gets approximately 100 pounds of food. The hardest thing for us to find is fresh produce. We operate completely with volunteers, and we occupy a building rent-free thanks to St. John United Methodist Church.
This listing was last updated May 27, 2022
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Please call Dennis Sodomka at 706-495-3059 if you would like to donate food. We can arrange a pickup if you would prefer that.
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