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DeKalb County Georgia free food pantries.

DeKalb County and Decatur free food pantries, soup kitchens and food banks can offer groceries, perishable items, and free food to the needy, unemployed, senior citizens, children, as well as disabled among others. Below is an extensive listing of many of the leading emergency programs and distribution centers to call for assistance. There is also a free referral number at the bottom of the page for more information.

Many pantries also have professional or volunteer staff on site. These individuals work with clients to help them apply for public aid. Examples of benefits may be food stamps, WIC, and other federal government and state of Georgia food assistance programs. Case management, counseling, and referrals are also offered to the low income and needy in the DeKalb County Georgia area.

The bottom line is that local food pantries and soup kitchens are one of the leading places to turn to when you need help. Whether it is free groceries, meals, holiday items, advice, or other support, these organizations can oftentimes help. Many also pass out free Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas meals or food baskets.

Briarcliff Baptist Church
Address: 3039 Briarcliff Rd., NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30329
Telephone: (404) 633-6103

Salvation Army - North Druid Hills Unit/ Atlanta Temple Corps
Branch office - 2090 N. Druid Hills Rd.
Atlanta, Georgia 30329
Phone number - (404) 486-2800
They have a pantry on site and can usually help with other basic needs as well. For example, inquire into financial aid, clothing, gifts or meals for Christmas, and other social services. The location can usually advise on SNAP food stamps too.

Haitian Ministry Theophile Church In Christ, Inc.
930 Custer Ave.
Atlanta - DeKalb, GA 30316
Dial - (404) 624-9432




Friends of St. Martin de Porres - Food Outreach Ministry Holy Cross Catholic
Address: 3773 Chamblee Tucker Rd.
Chamblee, GA 30341
(770) 939-3501
This non-profit charity organizations offer various forms of aid. Call them for hours to get free food or groceries. Baby formula and/or diapers may be provided too. Funding is limited, so call early.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Atlanta
Chamblee, Georgia 30341
(678) 892-6160
A partnership of local churches and religious organizations. Call for food, perishable items, holiday meals, and even limited amounts of financial assistance.

Columbia Drive United Methodist Church
Main address is 2067 Columbia Dr.
Decatur, Georgia 30032
Telephone: (404) 284-4151
Hot meals, blankets, clothing, and other goods are often available, depending on donations.





Decatur Area Emergency Assistance Ministry/DEAM
Address of main office: 515 E. Ponce de Leon Ave.
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 373-2300
Food and other resources are for people faced with a crisis.

Episcopal Church of the Holy Cross
2005 S. Columbia Pl.
Decatur, Georgia 30032
Call the church at (404) 284-1211

Greater Fellowship Outreach & Development Services, Inc./GFODS
Address: 3074 Rainbow Dr.
Decatur, GA 30034
Dial - (404) 289-2271

Greenforest Social Ministry
Address: 3260 Rainbow Dr.
Decatur, Georgia 30034
Telephone: (404) 486-6771
Can refer people to local, state, and government social service programs. A thrift store and food pantry is also offered.

Hillside Presbyterian Church
Address of church - 1879 Columbia Dr.
Decatur, Georgia 30032
Dial (404) 289-3092 to make an appointment or to get hours.

Joseph's Storehouse
Location is 4650 Flat Shoals Pkwy.
Decatur, Georgia 30034
Telephone: (404) 826-9316

DeKalb County Service Unit - Salvation Army
3500 Sherrydale Ln.
Decatur, GA 30032
Phone number - (404) 486-2714
Some of the services offered include a food bank, thrift store, holiday (Christmas and Thanksgiving) meals and gifts, and other forms of aid.

St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church
Main address - 2560 Tilson Rd.
Decatur, Georgia 30032
Call - (404) 241-5862
Canned goods, fruits, bags of groceries and other food assistance is available for seniors and low income families.

Salvation Army of Doraville
Branch office - 3771 Central Ave.
Doraville, Georgia 30340
(770) 936-0449
The local branch of the national Salvation Army charity organization. A number of programs for the low income and those faced with poverty are offered, including food and financial assistance. Case management and referrals to government food programs, like SNAP and WIC, are offered too.





Baitul Salaam
Stone Mountain, Georgia 30083
Phone number - (770) 255-8500

Find more free food assistance in DeKalb County Georgia

The above listing is only a sampling of the food assistance available in the area. Dial 404.892.3333 to get information on summer snack programs for children, home delivered meals, and additional free food pantries near you. There are many other non-profits in the greater DeKalb County area.

By Jon McNamara

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