Our Food Pantry Ministry was founded by Rev. Ric and Carol Parks in 1995, members of Northlake. It was operated out of their home with only a handful of needy families, a few volunteers, and a vehicle loaded to the top; deliveries were made on Friday evenings. 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. and the needy in the community would come and get a box of food. 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. Our needy families come from Hall, Lumpkin, White, Dawson and Jackson counties. We have had calls from needy families as far south as DeKalb County. 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 8:30 and 9:00 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.
Want to Donate?
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 the needy. 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. Our Federal Identification Number is 58-1539359; and our Group Exemption Number is 1674.
We appreciate any assistance you may choose to provide for our Food Pantry Ministry, and if you should have any questions, please feel free to contact us. Our Contact information is provided below.
Northlake Baptist Church
4823 Thompson Bridge Rd
Gainesville, GA 30506