Food Ministries


Loving God by Loving our Neighbor

I was hungry and you gave me food to eat. I was thirsty and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger and you welcomed me. I was naked and you gave me clothes to wear. I was sick and you took care of me. I was in prison and you visited me.
“Then those who are righteous will reply to him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you a drink? When did we see you as a stranger and welcome you, or naked and give you clothes to wear? When did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’
“Then the king will reply to them, ‘I assure you that when you have done it for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you have done it for me.’
Matthew 5:35-40

Food Bank


Colbert UMC is a proud member of the North East Georgia Food Bank. We host regular food distributions to the hungry of our community. Our Food Bank is supported by the generosity of our congregation, community, and local businesses. All support is greatly appreciated. Our Food Bank is open every third Saturday from 10-11 a.m.  Food is given out on a first come first served basis.  In order to focus our help to our local community we are currently helping residents of Madison County and residents who live near our church.  If you live in Athens-Clarke County or in another area please use this link to find food bank located near you–Find A Pantry.  If you need directions to our church please use this map.If you would like to support and be part of this ministry please contact our church.


Colbert UMC also supports our intheMIDDLEmeals program. intheMIDDLEmeals provides nutritious foods to middle school and high school children and youth who might not have access to nutritious meals over the weekend. Hungry kids have trouble learning and fully participating in school. intheMIDDLEmeals is helping hungry kids excel in education.  If you would like to support and to be part of this ministry please contact our church.

Our Daily Bread


Colbert UMC also supports Action Ministries’ Our Daily Bread Kitchen at First Baptist Church in Athens, Georgia.  Once a month we serve a delicious meal to the patrons of Our Daily Bread.  If you would like to support and to be part of this ministry please contact our church.

Action Ministries

Action Ministries has a variety of programs that help our community.  You can find out more about their work by visiting their website.

Action Ministries

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