On our first installation of Fun Fact Friday, are you aware that across the Feeding America network of over 63,000 agencies, 66% of pantries, 41% of kitchen programs, and 11% of shelter programs have no paid staff and rely entirely on volunteers? For instance, your local Food Bank here in Statesboro only has two paid staff and the […]Read More Fun Fact Friday – Ep.1
Welcome back! My name is Sharon Kalango and I am the new Community Liaison for the Food Bank. I am excited to fully immerse myself in my new role as the semester progresses. Without getting ahead of myself, let me tell you a bit about me. I am currently a Senior Mechanical Engineering major with […]Read More New Community Liaison
With 90,345 pounds of food being given away in 2017, the food bank was able to serve 1,611 families over the course of a year. That’s pretty amazing! That is 3,215 people that did not have to worry about what they were going to eat in the morning, if they were going to eat at […]Read More 2-0-1-7, what a year!
According to US News, 80% of people fail at their New Year’s Resolution by February. But I guess since I’m writing this in February, we’ve already beaten that statistic, right? Right. Some goals I have for the food bank for 2018 include: Getting to know our volunteers better! There is no way the food bank […]Read More New Year’s Resolutions
Through Serve912 at Georgia Southern University, the Food Bank had 45 different volunteers throughout the semester, 19 of which volunteered 2 or more times, and 2 volunteers that served 10 OR MORE TIMES! These Serve912 trips would not be possible without our amazing trip leaders: Ashton, Brandon and Tierney. These trip leaders take time out […]Read More Serve912
Brown Boxes, which were left over from the Mobile Food Pantry, were put to good use on Saturday, October 28th, 2017! The week leading up to the event, senior citizens over the age of 65 had the opportunity come to the Food Bank, and pre-sign up to receive a box full of food. That Saturday, […]Read More Brown Boxes for Senior Citizens
On Thursday, October 12th, over 4000 cans and close to $100 was donated to the Statesboro Food Bank through Georgia Southern University’s Sculpt-It event! Numerous organizations came together to create sculptures out of canned good items! What an awesome way to have fun, earn spirit points for Homecoming week, and serve the community. So many […]Read More Sculpt-It!
Hi guys! My name is Kayla Murphy and I’ll be taking over as the new Community Liaison for the Statesboro Food Bank. I am so excited to start this journey, and can’t wait to share all of the fun, exciting, and awesome things that go on. A little about me- I am a Sophomore here […]Read More New Food Bank Community Liaison
Did you know…? When the Statesboro Food Bank first started, clients received a 2 day supply and were able to come 3 times a year. Today, we are able to give our clients a 7 day supply of food and they are able to come once a month. This would not have been possible without the generosity […]Read More Fun Fact Friday: History Edition
The Letter Carriers Food Drive is quickly approaching and we would love our help! This year will be the 25th Anniversary of this event and will be held on Saturday, May 13th this year. Your help is greatly appreciated as this event is our busiest of the year. We will need 75-100 people between 2-6 PM but all help […]Read More Letter Carriers’ Food Drive