Legislators & Community Leaders to Join Golden Harvest Food Bank to Address Hunger

Staff Report From Georgia CEO

Wednesday, May 8th, 2024

On May 9th at 10am, Golden Harvest Food Bank will host its 2nd annual Feeding The Future roundtable discussion to address the issues of hunger in the community. Elected officials and community leaders from the Food Bank’s 25-county service area will discuss food security and collaborative efforts to close the hunger gap. The event will take place at 3310 Commerce Drive Augusta, GA 30909.

Feeding America’s Map the Meal Gap data shows that 1 in 9 in Golden Harvest Food Bank’s service area are food insecure, including 1 in 6 children. Recognizing the roles of collaboration with elected officials and community leaders, the organization extends the invitation to legislators to engage in dialog surrounding building a stronger food system. 

“The collective dedication of individuals and organizations are the driving force behind our mission to address food insecurity,” said Amy Breitmann, President & CEO, Golden Harvest Food Bank. “We thank our community leaders for standing alongside us. Together, as a united front, we can rewrite the narrative of hunger and build a future where every person has access to healthy, nutritious food.”

Following the roundtable discussion, there will be a tour of the food bank’s newly expanded facilities at its main Augusta warehouse and the construction of the new Produce Rescue Center across the street. Press members are invited to attend the event and are also welcome to speak with elected officials after the tour.