Atlanta Food Bank helps food pantries feed families

The Atlanta Food Bank is a very important local resource. They are instrumental in fighting food insecurity and hunger by partnering with local food pantries. To help strengthen their cause you can volunteer or donate money. In fact, with each $1, the Atlanta Food Bank can provide 4 meals.

Atlanta Community Food Bank
732 Joseph E. Lowery Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

Food Insecurity

The USDA defines food insecurity as the lack of consistent access to adequate food resulting from a lack of money and other resources during the year.  Sometimes its because these families have to make very difficult choices. Such as paying medical bills or covering housing expenses instead of buying food.

Atlanta food resources and hunger solutions

So what’s the solution? Now that’s a loaded question because several factors should be addressed to eliminate hunger. However a short answer is to introduce food insecure households to food pantries. Therefore families can get immediate assistance.

In addition to food pantries, take advantage free food promotions at local restaurants. However there are usually a few stipulations with these offers. For instance, you may have to visit on a certain day or time. Additionally, you will more than likely have to purchase at least one meal at regular price.

Here’s how it works: Food pantries can be either permanent locations or mobile distributions. Non-profit organizations (i.e. churches, schools, community groups) operate food pantries and often times can help with other needs as well. Some operate similarly to grocery stores, people shop and choose what they want. However, other food pantries box items themselves. Then, people just pick up the pre-packaged food box.

In addition to food, many pantries also partner with “Clothes Closets“. These organizations give away food as well as new or gently used clothes and shoes.

So why do food pantries have requirements? Sometimes this is simply because grant funders want to know how their grant money is being spent. Also, its a way for non-profits to keep a record of who they are serving in the community. For instance, a food pantry may require a picture ID, application, social security card, address verification, or that you are a resident of a particular zip code.

Here’s how to find your local food pantry:

  1. Search by city from the list below. I found over 65 food pantries in and around Atlanta but I’m not stopping there. I will list more as I learn about them.
  2. Call the United Way’s 2-1-1 line. In addition to food pantries, they can also direct you to agencies providing help with utilities, clothing, job training and more.

Choose your City

Food Pantry List

When I learn of new community resources, I will add them to this list. So, save this page as a bookmark and check back often. And share this post because someone on your timeline may be facing food insecurity.

Atlanta Food Pantries

Atlanta Blvd. SDA Community Center
Malachi’s Storehouse
Toco Hills Community Alliance
Southwest Ecumenical Emergency Assistance Center (SWEEAC)
Hosea Helps
Calvary United Methodist Church
Ben Hill United Methodist Church
Buckhead Christian Ministry
Atlanta Inner City Ministry
Providence Missionary Baptist Church
Midtown Assistance Center
Atlanta International Christian Praise
Berean Outreach Ministry Center
Grace Community Food Pantry
Feeding & Helping Georgians
FreeFoodCommune
Georgia Avenue Community Ministry
The Sullivan Center
The Greater Piney Grove Community Development, Inc.
Shallowford Food Pantry
Atlanta Hope Center
Central United Methodist Church
First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta
Innovative Collaborative Ministries
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
Woodland Hills Church Center For Hope
Latin America Association
Oak Hill Food Pantry

Austell Food Pantries

Sweetwater Mission

Chamblee Food Pantries

Suthers Center

College Park Food Pantries

Lift

Conyers Food Pantries

Rockdale County Emergency Relief Community Food Bank

Covington Food Pantries

Community Food Pantry

Decatur Food Pantries

Hillside Presbyterian Church
DEAM Decatur-area Emergency Assistance Ministry

Doraville Food Pantries

I Care Atlanta

Douglasville Food Pantries

The Pantry

Duluth Food Pantries

Duluth Co-op

East Point Food Pantries

East Point First Mallalieu United Methodist Church

Ellenwood Food Pantries

Ellenwood Oaks Community Church

Fairburn Food Pantries

Feeding GA Families

Fayetteville Food Pantries

The Pathway Home Foundation

Forest Park Food Pantries

Restoration and Deliverance COGIC

Hapeville Food Pantries

Family Life Helps

Jonesboro Food Pantries

Three Point Bible Church

Kennesaw Food Pantries

Cobb Vineyard Church

Lithonia Food Pantries

First Saint Paul South Dekalb Community Development Inc.—-Eldoris S. Williams Pantry

Locust Grove Food Pantries

Locust Grove UMC

McDonough Food Pantries

Miracle Mission Hope House

Marietta Food Pantries

The Church of Christ at Schaffer Road
MUST Ministries

Morrow Food Pantries

Freedom Community Ministries

Norcross Food Pantries

Norcross Cooperative Ministry

Peachtree City Food Pantries

City Bridges Food Pantry

Powder Springs Food Pantries

Reflections of Trinity

Riverdale Food Pantries

Hearts to Nourish Hope Food Pantry

Roswell Food Pantries

The Drake House
North Fulton Community Charities Food Pantry

Snellville Food Pantries

Overcomers House, Inc.
Place of Enlightenment

Stockbridge Food Pantries

Family Support Circle
Bethel UMC – Abigail’s Pantry
Helping in His Name Food Pantry

Stone Mountain Food Pantries

Joseph’s Storehouse of Atlanta
Berean Christian Church

Tucker Food Pantries

NETWorks Cooperative Ministry



Have you visited or donated to a food pantry? Let me know in the comments.

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