The largest accomplishments often begin as the smallest of ideas. The success of taking an idea and transforming it into something tangible can only be measured by how it influences the lives of others. Based on the number of lives that have been influenced by the Georgia Mountain Food Bank, it is safe to label this once simple idea an overwhelming success.
John M. Nix, as a member of the North Georgia Community Foundation Board, worked alongside Kay Blackstock who, 10 years ago, first had the dream of creating the Georgia Mountain Food Bank. With the support of the Community Foundation and the Atlanta Food Bank, the Georgia Mountain Food Bank was born.
John, as Vice Chair of the organization, was able to partner BatesCarter with the fledgling organization to provide much needed accounting support as the Food Bank began operations. On a pro bono basis, BatesCarter and its caring professionals have provided a solid financial system for the organization that has helped it distribute more than two million pounds of food through its member's agencies. Very soon the Food Bank will break ground on its new logistics center, a twenty thousand square foot food facility that will allow the organization to greatly expand its operations throughout its five county service area.
The new logistics center will house cooler/freezer space that will allow the storage of perishable items greatly improving the ability of the Food Bank to meet the nourishment needs of its member's agencies' clients.
As co-chair of The Medical Center Foundation Golf Tournament, Mr. Nix along with other community volunteers, are working together to raise proceeds to assist in the construction of the Food Bank's much needed cooler/freezer space.
If you would like to learn more about how you can help the Georgia Mountain Food Bank, or if you would like to learn more about the role BatesCarter is playing in supporting the community of Gainesville, please contact us today.
- The Food Bank serves Hall, Lumpkin, Forsyth, Dawson and Union Counties.
- The Georgia Mountain Food Bank distributed 2 million pounds of food in 2010.
- The new logistics center will include twenty thousand square feet of storage space.
- A new cooler/freezer space within the logistics center will be able to hold up to 160 pallets of food.