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Free food pantries, meals, and groceries DeKalb County Georgia.

Find a list of DeKalb County and Decatur free food pantries, soup kitchens, free grocery programs and food banks near you. The churches and charities can offer personal toiletries, 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 food pantry programs near you.

Other assistance is offered too. There may be free baby formula or Meals on Wheels as well as daily giveaways of free food as well as 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. Or find other assistance programs for food.

Francis Bongay Ministry
Food pantry address is 4764 Hammermill Road, Tucker, GA 30084. Phone 404-287-4588
Canned groceries, dairy, fruits, vegetables and other free food or grocery items can be offered. The ministry of course helps based on resources.

Decatur Emergency Assistance Ministry
The social services and free pantry is at 515 E. Ponce de Leon Avenue, Decatur, Georgia 30030. Telephone - 404-373-9283
Whether emergency financial aid, or a few days worth of free groceries today or some other time, the charity tries to help. There may also be toilet paper, laundry detergent, applications to public aid and other resources in DeKalb County. Or find more on DEAM assistance programs.




Healing for the Soul Ministries, Inc
Main address - 1683 South Hairston Rd, Stone Mountain, GA 30088. For hours, dial 770-981-4136
Food and other resources are for people faced with a crisis.

Global Leadership Christian Center
Location is 5351 Snapfinger Woods Dr., Decatur, Georgia 30035. Call (770) 686-3765
Free food, substance abuse services, clothing and more. They help low income families, the poor and others in need of a meal, food, or support.

Salem Bible Church
Address is 2750 Panola Rd., Lithonia, GA 30058. Call (404) 564-1469
Whether job readiness programs, volunteer opportunities, or free or canned food, the help the low income in DeKalb County.

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, as well as other forms of aid. There may also be free diapers, infant formula, kitchen supplies as well as other goods.

First St. Paul AME Church
A soup kitchen and free pantry is at 2699 Klondike Road, Lithonia, GA 30058. Dial (770) 484-9660

God's Faith Pavilion Deliverance Min Inc
Address is 2230 Lithonia Industrial Blvd, Lithonia, Georgia 30058. Dial (678) 615-3504
Free canned or fresh food. Get cereal, meals delivered (Homes on Wheels), Similac and other goods.





Wade Walker Family YMCA
Assistance programs are at 5605 Rockbridge Rd SW, Stone Mountain, GA 30088. For free grocery programs, dial (678) 781-9622

SVDP - St. Peter & Paul Catholic Church
2560 Tilson Road, Decatur, GA 30032. Call 404-241-5862

Church of the Holy Cross
A free pantry and soup kitchen is at 3175 Hathaway Court, Atlanta, Georgia 30341. Main number is (770) 939-3501
Free year round and seasonal meals may be offered, including Thanksgiving, Christmas or Easter. There may be vegetables, fruits, bread or peanut butter, feminine goods, canned meats, and fruit juices.

Greater Fellowship Outreach & Development - GFODS
3075 Rainbow Cir., Decatur, GA 30034. Main number is (678) 418-0076

Reach Community Development Center
A food bank is at 6212 Memorial Drive, Stone Mountain, GA 30083. Call (404) 441-9103

Tameka's House of Hope
An emergency food bank is at 2007 2nd Ave, Decatur, GA 30032. Main number - 404-907-1944

New Life Community Ministries
Address is 3592 Flat Shoals Rd., Decatur, GA 30034. For assistance, call (404) 381-6731
Whether financial aid, applications to food stamps, or a hot meal (even today), the charity works to assist.

Center for Pan-Asian Community Services
Location: 3510 Shallowford Road NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30341. Phone - (770) 936-0969

Omega Support Services Center
Physical address - 4213 Fellowship Rd, Tucker, Georgia 30084. Dial (678) 615-2390

Hope 4 Haven Foundation
2962 Ember Dr, Decatur, GA 30317. For hours and schedule, call 404-648-2479
Services include a food food bank and soup kitchen. Meals, canned goods, and other items. Everyone from the homeless to single moms or disabled in the county can get free food assistance.

NETworks Cooperative Ministry
Location is 2380 4th Street, Tucker, GA 30084. Main number - 770-939-6454
Non-perishable groceries can help low income families, the unemployed and working poor. Paper products, soap, cereal, Ensure for the elderly, and personal toiletries as well as other groceries are at the free pantry.

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





Salvation Army - North Druid Hills Unit of DeKalb County - 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.

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







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. Clothes, soap, laundry detergent, free boxes of food and other stuff can be offered. Meals and snacks for kids and the homeless too.

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

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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