Our team is constantly seeking food donations or sources for affordable healthy meals. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) provides food for those eligible though the Emergency Feeding Assistance Program (TEFAP). TEFAP is available to our partner agencies in all of the 24 counties that we serve.
Emergency Food News Story
“It shouldn’t be that anybody should be hungry,” Mr. Hunt said. “Nobody in this town or this county should be deficient in having adequate food.” Hunt says school staff give the children food discreetly, so they do not feel embarrassed. He also says the volunteers try their best to make sure the food is healthy and nutritious.
“We want to bring that weeks’ worth of food to try to lift them up,” according to food bank officials.
The Food Pantry is open every Tuesday and Thursday from 2-4 p.m. To get assistance from the pantry, all you need to do is show up, bring a valid photo ID, social security card, and proof of residence in Houston County.
“I just am so proud of this community for what it does for people,” Hunt said. “Everybody is just most generous. That’s all I can say, and they have a heart for other human beings. And if they’re having a hard time, and I can help you, that’s what I should do.”
The food bank distributed has distributed 3,080,941 meals of USDA/ TEFAP food.