Georgia DOT feeding Neighbors

Georgia Department of Transportation District 1 office held a Food Drive for the Georgia Mountain Food Bank (GMFB) and collected more than 418 pounds of non-perishable food to donate at the beginning of November.  District 1 has slightly more than 300 employees and covers 21 counties in Northeast Georgia. The district includes area offices in Gainesville, Carnesville, Athens, and Cleveland.  “We are completely humbled by the compassion for others shown through the outpouring of donations,” said Kay Blackstock, executive director of the Georgia Mountain Food Bank. “Your partnership is making a difference.”  “There is a great need right here in Georgia to help our neighbors,” said District Engineer Kelvin Mullins, “and our GDOT employees did not hesitate to answer the call.”  “Food insecurity is real and I am grateful to every GDOT employee who participated to help their neighbor,” said District Communication Officer Elizabeth Johnson, coordinator of the food drive.  The GMFB is working to alleviate food insecurity in Georgia.  Its mission is to address hunger, health, and quality of life by serving those in need. An affiliate of Atlanta Community Food Bank, they provide a vital link between sources of food supplies and hardworking community-based partner agencies who help get the food into the hands of families and individuals in need.  “We at the GMFB and the communities we serve are overwhelmed at the outpouring of generosity from our food drive partners,” said. Blackstock.