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    Summer Food Distribution Plan


    To help locate additional sources for food

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    APS plans to extend its food distribution program into the early part of the summer with the help of our food services vendor, SFE, and our generous partners. As part of the plan, we will end food distribution at our eight school sites and through bus routes following food service on Monday, May 18.


    The service will be scaled back to provide 60,000 meals over three weeks, down from 160,000 meals weekly, with spending authority to cover the District's summer school feeding financial obligation through June 30 with key partners. The food will be provided to Horizons, Breakthrough, and the Boys and Girls Club to be distributed to families enrolled in their feeding programs, for the first three Mondays in June (1st, 8th and 15th).


    While the student meal distribution from our English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) team will also conclude on Monday, May 18, our designated ESOL communities in the Grady and North Atlanta clusters with receive the student meals for three Mondays in June from La Amistad, one of our generous partners. Grocery distribution from the APS ESOL team to these families will end on Tuesday, May 19; however, plans are in the works with additional partners for summer groceries for approximately 1,000 ESOL families across the entire district.


    Families can contact the APS Office of Partnerships and Development at Partnerdev@apsk12.org , GOODR, and other partners or use the Food Bank’s Food Finder app to find other food sources.




    Non-APS Food Distribution Organizations



    • The Atlanta Community Food Bank has more than 50 sites for food distribution. APS does not manage the hours or service at these food distribution sites. Families should contact the food distribution sites directly for information about their hours, service, and any other requirements for food. Click here to see the full list of food distribution sites through the Atlanta Community Food Bank


    • I’m A Father F1rst Program Meals of Love is currently feeding 1400 meals a day to over 130 families from the westside of atlanta. We can accept families on a case by case basis. To get on the list please email info@imafatherf1rst.org to request to be added. Learn more at www.imafatherf1rst.org 


    • Additionally, the organizations listed below are offering food pantries at the noted locations and times:

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    Organization Name Adress Phone Pantry hours Additional Info Cluster
    Clifton United Methodist Church 2918 Clifton Church Rd., SE Atlanta, GA 3018 404-241-3388 3rd Wednesdays 10:00 am - 12:30 pm   Not in the APS cluster
    Feeding GA Families 6000 Rivertown Rd, VFW 6449 Fairburn GA 30213 678-223-3663 Mondays 6:00pm to 8:00pm

    The non-profit serves Fulton County that is OTP I-20 West and OTP I-85 South; however, no one is turned away. They refer families, the homeless, and single moms among others to places to get free food.


    Not in the APS cluster
    For Hosea Williams Feed the Hungry and Homeless 4779 Mindy Dr. Atlanta, Georgia 30336  404-755-3353 Tuesday - Thursday-10:00 am - 12 noon) **ID and Soc. Sec. card required for ALL occupants***

    A soup kitchen is for the homeless, children, and people who were evicted.


    Mays Cluster
    Salvation Army- North Druid Hills Unit/Atlanta Temple Corps 2090 N. Druid Hills Road Atlanta, Georgia 30329  404-486-2800 Tuesday-Friday 9:00 am - 11:30 am and 1:00 -4:00 pm

    Social services and emergency financial assistance is offered. Programs can provide Christmas gifts, food boxes, summer meals to school students, and funds for rent or cooling bills. More on food assistance from Atlanta Salvation Army.


    Not in the APS cluster
    Toco Hills Community Alliance St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church   1790 LaVista Rd., NE Atlanta, Georgia 30329  404-325-0677 Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 1:00 pm-4:00 pm   Not in the APS cluster
    North Fulton Community Charities 11270 Elkins Rd., Roswell, Georgia 30076 770-640-0399 Monday-Friday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

    Cities covered include Crabapple, Johns Creek, Haynes Bridge, and Roswell Georgia.


    Not in the APS cluster
    Hillside International Truth Center

    2450 Cascade Rd. SW Atlanta, GA 30311

    404-758-6811 Every Wednesday Free food giveaway, including fresh produce, while supplies last.  
    Providence Missionary Baptist Church 2295 Benjamin E. Mays Dr., SW Atlanta, Georgia 30311  404-752-6869 - Option 5 Fridays - 10am - Noon (ID is required)   Mays Cluster
    Southwest Ecumenical Emergency Assistance 1040 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd, SW Atlanta, Georgia 30310  404-756-1699 Wednesdays and Thursdays- 9:30 am - 11:30 am

    Located inside of W. Hunter Bapt. Church- Assistance includes a food pantry, soup kitchen, as well as Christmas and Thanksgiving meals. They help the low income, minorities, Spanish speakers and others. Everything from baby formula to snacks for kids, bottled water, and other food may be offered in Fulton County.


    Washington Cluster
    Midtown Assistance Center Inc., 30 Porter Pl., NE Atlanta, Georgia 30308  404-681-5777 By Appointment and select zip code only

    In addition to food, a number of other social services and financial aid is offered. Apply for food, help for bills, rent, clothing, and access a thrift store. This is a regional social service agency, and staff can also help clients apply for SNAP food stamps, summer meals for students or The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)


    Lee-Stelzer Heritage Research Museum, Inc 372 Sisson Avenue., NE Atlanta, Georgia 30317  404-373-6327 Monday - Friday 1:00 pm-3:00 pm

    Call first to ensure that someone is there to dist. food


    Jackson Cluster
    First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta 1328 Peachtree St., NE Atlanta, Georgia 30309  (404) 228-7766 Monday and Wednesdays 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    In addition to distributing free food in Fulton County, the agency may have canned goods, personal hygiene products, and personal toiletries.


    Grady Cluster

    Atlanta Inner City Ministry


    1966 Lakewood Terrace, Atlanta, Georgia 30315




    March 26th-11:00 am - 1:30 pm


    Supports the city and metro region. Very low income families and the homeless are some of the main clients. Both perishable and canned goods are available in Atlanta.


    Carver Cluster

     Briarcliff Baptist Church  3039 Briarcliff Rd., NE Atlanta, GA 30329 

    (404) 633-6103


    Offering prepared bags available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays,Thursdays between 9:00 am - 3:00 pm


    Speak to a counselor to arrange for perishable and nonperishable food, as well as get information on assistance programs.

    Not in the APS cluster


    Rock Church of Atlanta


    638 Glenwood Ave. SE Atlanta, GA 30312 




    Tuesday-Friday, 9am-3pm


    This food pantry serves both DeKalb and Fulton Counties.  Drivers License and Social Security card is required to receive food.


    Not in the APS cluster





    Atlanta Classical Academy in partnership with Carl E. Sanders Family YMCA at Buckhead

    3260 Northside Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30305
    Service: Drive thru pick up snack & dinner, 2:00pm - 4:00pm  Monday – Friday


    Covington Family YMCA

    2140 Newton Drive, Covington, GA 30014
    Service: Pick up bagged lunches in Youth Center, 11:00am - 1:00pm  Monday - Friday


    South DeKalb Family YMCA

    2565 Snapfinger Road, Decatur, Georgia 30034

    Service: Drive thru pick up snack & dinner, 2:00pm - 4:00pm  Monday – Friday


    Wade Walker Park Family YMCA

    5605 Rockbridge Road, Stone Mountain, Georgia 30088

    Service: Drive thru pick up snack & dinner, 2:00pm - 4:00pm  Monday – Friday


    The Villages at Carver Family YMCA

    1600 Pryor Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30315
    Service: Drive thru pick up snack & dinner, 2:00pm - 4:00pm  Monday – Friday


Last Modified on July 1, 2020