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Midwest Food Bank helps feed hungry in Coweta


  • By Winston Skinner
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  • Oct. 18, 2018 - 9:49 PM

 Midwest Food Bank helps feed hungry in Coweta

Courtesy of Midwest Food Bank

Boxes filled with food are secured in the back of a pickup at Midwest Food Bank in Peachtree City. Distribution events are held eight times each month.

Midwest Food Bank in Peachtree City conducts food distribution events eight times each month.

Some of that food comes to Coweta County, and Coweta volunteers are welcomed as the Peachtree City warehouse gives away tons of food. On average, Midwest Food Bank gives away more than 20 tons of food during each distribution day.

The food is given to partnering nonprofit organizations serving their communities. Many are from Coweta and from neighboring Fayette and Fulton counties.

Bridging the Gap, a Newnan ministry, gets food from Midwest.

“We use Midwest Food Bank as a resource to supplement our food program,” said Jeremiah Butler, BTG’s distribution manager. “Our partnership with Midwest helps us to give more food in our emergency bags, cook different meals in our kitchen on Tuesday and Thursday and serve other organizations and ministries with everything from granola bars to yogurt.”

Currently Midwest Food Bank serves more than 300 nonprofit organizations from 50 different counties in six states.

“Distribution days are very special.  It’s the best thing we do,” said Will Garner, executive director of Midwest.

“The incredible volunteers who help us know that their efforts are touching lives and having a positive impact in communities all around our region. However, we can always use more volunteers,” Garner said.

Anyone wanting to volunteer at Midwest Food Bank should contact the organization’s volunteer coordinator, Danielle Cofer, at 770-486-1103, ext. 405 or by email at  dcofer@midwestfoodbank.org .

Midwest’s distribution calendar can be found on their website at peachtree.midwestfoodbank.org