In 2013 we began offering a MOBILE FOOD BANK once a month.  In less than a year, we increased to two mobile food banks each month.  At each event, we distribute grocery carts full of food to families in need throughout Jackson County.


We hope to ease the hunger of hundreds of families in our community.  In Jackson County, there are 8,900 people living under the food insecurity rate, and sadly, 4,400 of those are children.  With the Feeding Jackson County Mobile Food Pantry, we can feed up to 500 families by providing 10-12 days' worth of food.

We are able to serve approximately 500 families on a first come, first served basis.  You can find us at two locations each month in Jackson County.
On the second Saturday of every month, we will be at the Lanier Tech Campus in Commerce, which is located at 631 South Elm Street, Commerce, GA 30529
On the third Tuesday of each month, we will be at the Pendergrass Flea Market. The Flea Market is located on Hwy 129 just north of I-85 at 5641 US Hwy 129N Pendergrass, Georgia  30567

Currently, our 2017 Mobile Food Bank is scheduled for:



Commerce

January 14

February 11
March 11
April 8
May 13
June 10
July 8
August 12
September 9
October 14
November 11
December 9

Pendergrass

January 17

February 21
March 21
April 18
May 16
June 20
July 18
August 15
September 19
October 17
November 21
December 19

How does this work?  We can get a 48-ft trailer that contains 30,000 pounds of food for the cost of $800. The food that comes on the trailer varies with each load; it will contain a variety of produce, meats, juice, canned goods, snacks, milk, etc.  We will not know what is included until we unload it. 

           

  1. We are looking for local businesses and churches to sponsor a trailer each month of the year.  The trailers of food will cost $800 each.
  2. The Pendergrass Flea Market and Lanier Tech Campus have graciously allowed us to use their parking lots so that we can distribute food each month.
  3. We will need volunteers each month to help unload food, pack into boxes, and distribute to families.

 

 

If this is something you want to help with please contact us and let us know you want to specifically help with this endeavor.