Dining Services is also a major contributor to both the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia and Full Plate. These organizations ensure that our surplus food is distributed to human-service agencies in the Athens area. Dining Services was recognized with the 2003 Community Champion award for its support feeding people experiencing homelessness in the community.
Food Bank of Northeast Georgia
The Food Bank of Northeast Georgia recovers donated and salvaged surplus food and distributes it to human-service agencies.
Full Plate from Action, Inc. distributes prepared food to local charities that operate emergency shelters, food pantries, after-school programs, and soup kitchens in the Athens area. Dining Services donated 10,117.5 pounds of food to Full Plate in the 2019 Fiscal Year.