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Free food pantries, meals and groceries Clayton County Georgia.

A number of non-profit food pantries and distribution centers can help the low income and needy across Clayton County Georgia. Organizations can provide a number of services and resources, including a clothing closet, access to emergency food banks near you, and soup kitchen. However the exact services offered at each Clayton County pantry will vary. People should call in advice for a list of services and to learn how they can get help. Also find a phone number at the bottom of the page for other resources, including benefit programs, Meals on Wheels or grocery programs.

The organizations have even been known to provide one or more of the following from time to time. The low income may be able to access general, individual, marriage, and personal financial management counseling from social workers or case managers. Other services provided to the working poor in the community can include, in addition to a food pantry and clothing closet; job readiness and employment training; life skills, budgeting, and GED education, and a host of other services. They also tend to serve free Christmas and other holiday meals to those that can’t afford them on their own.

Many of the resources run by food banks in the Clayton area are free of charge. On the other hand, most of the thrift stores are also stocked with men, women, and children's clothing, furniture, and appliances. Those goods are often sold at a discounted cost. Groceries from the pantries and free meals are usually given out by appointment only.

County Line United Methodist Church
Primary address is 4031 Old River Rd.
Ellenwood, Georgia 30294
Dial the church at (404) 243-0363

Clayton County Community Services Authority
1000 Main St.
Forest Park, Georgia 30297
Main Client Number to call is (404) 363-0575
The community action agency can not only direct people to food programs, but a number of other resources are run too. For example, get help in applying for WIC, SNAP food stamps, and other public and government aid such as LIHEAP. Also access self-sufficiency and case management.




Samaritans Together for Clayton County, Inc.
Location is 1000 Main St.
Forest Park, GA 30297
Phone number is (404) 361-8848
Free emergency boxes of food are offered. The charity may also have items such as diapers, free baby formula for low income or single moms, blankets for the homeless, and hot meals.

Divine Faith Ministries International
9800 Tara Blvd.
Jonesboro, Georgia 30238
The numbers to call include the Main Client Number of (770) 603-0025. An additional number for the Food Pantry is (678) 489-8699, or try (770) 940-9559.
Groceries, perishable food, cereal, and more is served to the working poor as well as Clayton County families living in poverty.

Salvation Army - Clayton Counties Service Unit
Center address: 130 Spring St.
Jonesboro, GA 30236
Phone number is (770) 724-1681
Social services are offered from this non-profit charity organization. Some funds may be able to help pay rent, electric bills, and medications. Also get Thanksgiving and Christmas meals, and gifts from your kids such as the Angel Tree program.

Willie M. Simpson Evangelistic Ministries, Inc.
Location is 737 Veterans Pkwy. Ste. 600
Jonesboro, Georgia 30238
Telephone number - (770) 756-9100

Catherine's House, Inc. - First Fruits Thrift Store
6509 Hwy. 85
Riverdale, GA 30274
Main Client Number - (678) 216-0553
Can offer clothing, household products, food, groceries, and other aid to seniors, the low income, and needy in Clayton County Georgia.





Hearts to Nourish Hope, Inc.
Address: 640 Hwy. 138, SW
Riverdale, Georgia 30274
Primary phone number is (770) 997-4517

Sconiers Homeless Preventive Organization, Inc.
Location: 126 Hwy. 138
Riverdale, Georgia 30274
Phone number is (404) 454-3554

St. Vincent De Paul Society - Saint Philip Benizi Catholic Church
Address: 591 Flint River Road
Jonesboro, Georgia 30238
Phone: 770-477-2388
Volunteers provide support. Programs include home delivered meals to the elderly, vouchers for holiday meals or medications, clothing, shelter, and more from the Clayton County charity.

Jonesboro First United Methodist Church Food Co Op
142 South Main Street
Jonesboro, Georgia 30236
Phone: 770-478-6444
Fresh fruits, milk, bread, and more is for residents living in poverty.

Light of Faith Christian Church
Food pantry address - 737 Veterans Pkwy Suite 200
Jonesboro, GA 30237
Phone number is 770-875-1079
Volunteers work with the Clayton community to feed the hungry.

Greater Works Missionary Baptist Church
Location: 285 Morrow Rd
30297 Forest Park, GA
Phone: 404-968-0033

LIFT - Not By Bread Alone
5134 Old National Highway. Suite C
30349 College Park, GA
Phone: 770-997-6363
A soup kitchen is on site at this charity. They also offer summer snacks for students that do not have free school lunches.

Living Faith Tabernacle
Location is 5880 Old Dixie Rd
Forrest Park, GA 30297
Phone number for hours is 404-361-0812





Central Spanish Seventh Day Adventist Church
5241 Ash Street
Forest Park, GA 30297
The non-profit food pantries helps anyone in need, including immigrants. Groceries, hygiene items, referrals to SNAP food stamps or TANF grants, and more is provided.

More free food programs in Clayton County

Clayton County residents can get help from other local food pantries or government programs as well. For referrals, dial  404.892.9822. Everything from the Summer Food Service Program for children to Meals on Wheels for senior citizens may be available.


By Jon McNamara

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