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
UGA Dining Services is able to donate unused ingredients and cans that cannot be used in campus locations to the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia. The food bank recovers donated and surplus food and distributes it to human-service agencies that operate emergency shelters, food pantries, after-school programs and soup kitchens in the Athens area.
For many years, UGA Dining Services has partnered with ACTION Inc.'s Full Plate program through food donations. UGA is able to donate prepared foods that have not been served. Full Plate distributes 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.