Gilmer Community Food Pantry
 
The Food Pantry assists people in Gilmer County with groceries on an emergency and temporary basis. Clients are limited to one visit per month so that groceries will be available to all in the area. The average number of clients served each week has been 60-80 families but is growing to 75-100 families due to the economy, therefore the need for food is greater and  the donations are becoming less.
 
To Donate Cash:  Mail to:  Gilmer Community Food Pantry
                                       P.O. Box 1982
                                       Ellijay, GA 30540 
 
To Donate Food:  Drop off at the Food Pantry which is located on old Hwy 5 into Ellijay
                          (approximately 3-4 blocks on the left after turning off Hwy 515)
                            
                          Drop off at Cherry Log Community Club at the monthly meeting which is
                          held  the first Monday of each month (6:00-8:00 p.m.)
 
                          Call Katie Griffin 706-636-5839 (Food Pantry Volunteer) for drop-off at her home
                          or pick-up information
 
To Volunteer:       Volunteers are always welcome - Call Katie for information 
                          Food Pantry is open from l0:00a.m.-12:45p.m. each Wednesday.
                          First time volunteers should arrive approximately 9:30 a.m.
 
Food Items Most Needed:     Chunky Soups
                                           Canned Meals (like Spaghetti and meatballs) 
                                           Small boxes dry milk 
                                           Canned meats (Spam, Corn beef, etc)
                                           Peanut Butter
 
The Food Pantry does purchase some food items thru the Food Banks at Chattanooga and Atlanta.
These items (like Cereal) are much cheaper than if purchased at local stores