Neighbors 4 Neighbors goal is to feed and comfort the hungry in our community.
The need for food by those living in poverty in Stephens County is increasing, especially with the elderly and families with children. The 2015 figures available show 20% in Stephens County are below the poverty level compared to 18% in the State of Georgia. While one in four children in Georgia live in poverty, the number is also one in four in Stephens County.
Each month, we see an increase in the need. The changes in Food Stamps has dramatically impacted the elderly and families with children.
During 2015, we served 9,106 individuals, an increase of 947 over 2014. Children under age 18 represent 31.7%, while adults age 65 and over represent 14.2% of the total number served. Approximately 127,000 pounds of food was secured and distributed during 2015 by an all-volunteer staff.
We are open Tuesday thru Thursday from 10 am -1 pm and the 1st and 3rd Tuesday evenings from 5:30 – 7 pm. A mobile food pantry is also provided four times per year.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.