Our Food Pantry Ministry was founded by Rev. Ric and Carol Parks in 1995. It was operated out of their home with only a handful of families in need, a few volunteers, and a vehicle loaded to the top. The food pantry ministry soon grew to such capacity that it was moved to the old Murrayville Schoolhouse in Murrayville, Georgia, and home deliveries were discontinued.
We opened the old schoolhouse on Saturday mornings between 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. for those in need. Soon, via word of mouth, our small ministry began to grow. We moved out of the schoolhouse building and began operating from the Northlake Baptist Church campus.
Currently we serve as many as 100+ families each week, and give out approximately 120+ boxes of food. The families that we serve come from Hall, Lumpkin, White, Dawson and Jackson counties. The local Department of Family and Children Services, as well as 9th District Opportunity Office refer families to our Food Pantry on a daily basis.
We currently distribute boxes of food every Saturday morning to anyone in need of assistance. No proof of need is required. New recipients should arrive between 9:00 am and 9:20 am to register and all recipients should be in the sanctuary by 9:30 am. Our address is 4823 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville, GA 30506.
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Northlake Baptist Church purchases food with money given from its members, and we rely on the generosity of donations from businesses in and around our community to help feed those in need. Please know that donors may deduct contributions to our organization as provided in section 170 of the IRS Tax Code. Bequests, legacies, devises, transfers, or gifts to our organization or for its use are deductible for federal estate and gift tax purposes if they meet the applicable provision of sections 2055, 2106, and 2522 of the Code.