Fulton County Georgia and Atlanta free food banks and pantries.

Atlanta and Fulton County Georgia free food pantries provide resources to the needy and low income. At most of the centers, case managers can direct families to long term assistance (such as SNAP food stamps) or provide a box of free groceries in a crisis. There are a few dozen primary locations that serve the region, and they range from food banks to soup kitchens and more. They also help Atlanta families that are facing an emergency, and they ensure the resident does not go hungry.

The food banks, churches, pantries, and not for profit organizations listed below serve meals and/or provide free food to tens of thousands of Fulton County as well Atlanta families every year. There is assistance for seniors, children, and those with special diets as well. Meals on Wheels is another service offered in the community.

Some of the clients may need food on a one off basis to make it through a difficult period, or some individuals may need more ongoing, longer term support such as help in applying for SNAP food stamps. The exact type of assistance provided by food banks and distribution centers will vary, so an applicant will need to call or stop by a facility to learn more and get the specifics. A limited number of centers will also have free Christmas meals, clothing, and school supplies.

Many Atlanta area food distribution centers also partner with some of the leading national charity organizations, such as Feeding America, the Salvation Army, or Catholic Charities. Sometimes the amount of assistance they can provide is extensive.

Action Ministries Atlanta
Address of the center - 458 Ponce de Leon Ave., NE
Grace United Methodist Church
City - Atlanta, Georgia 30308
Main Client Number to call for food is - (404) 881-6744

Action Mission Ministry, Inc.
18 William Holmes Borders Dr., NE c/o Wheat Street Baptist Church
Atlanta, GA 30312





Community Action Center
1130 Hightower Trail
Atlanta, Georgia 30350
Regions covered by this food pantry include Crabapple, Johns Creek, Haynes Bridge, Roswell, Sandy Springs, and Dunwoody Georgia. The non-profit center may have baby food, formula, diapers, and food boxes. Or apply for food stamps and WIC. Find more details on Atlanta community action agencies.

Atlanta Inner-City Ministry
Address: 1966 Lakewood Terr.
City - Atlanta, GA 30315
Phone number of the free food bank - (404) 622-7931
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.

Ben Hill United Methodist Church
2099 Fairburn Rd., SW
Atlanta, GA 30331
Call for help - (404) 344-0618. Main Client Number

Briarcliff Baptist Church
Church food pantry address is 3039 Briarcliff Rd., NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
Call - (404) 633-6103 to reach the Main Client Number.
Speak to a counselor to arrange for perishable and nonperishable food, as well as get information on assistance programs.

Buckhead Christian Ministry, Inc.
Address - 2847 Piedmont Rd., NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30305
Fulton County is the region served.

Butler St. Christian Methodist Episcopal Church/Butler St. CME
23 Jesse Hill, Jr. Dr., SE
Atlanta, GA 30303
Telephone - (404) 581-0145
This non-profit also works with other agencies to coordinate home delivered meals for the disabled and seniors in the county.




Calvary United Methodist Church
Atlanta, GA 30310
Call for help - (404) 753-8151

Chance for a Higher Level Outreach, Inc. of Fulton County
477 Windsor St., SW
Atlanta, GA 30312
Two phone numbers for food include - (404) 681-4567 as well as (404) 681-0216

Clifton United Methodist Church
2918 Clifton Church Rd., SE
Atlanta, GA 30316
Free food bank phone number - (404) 241-3388

Community Church of God
850 Cascade Ave., SW
Atlanta, Georgia 30311
(404) 755-4198
Food and other assistance, such as clothing, may be provided.

Feed the Hungry Foundation, Inc.
1440 Dutch Valley Pl., NE Ste. 720
Atlanta, Georgia 30324
Telephone - (770) 980-1550
Partners with local charities and non-profits. Fruits, vegetables, canned goods, and government surplus commodities may be distributed to the needy, seniors, and working poor.

Feeding GA Families
Address is 93 Howell Ave
Fairburn, GA 30213
Phone - 678-223-3663
Hours of the pantry - Monday 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.

First Mount Pleasant Baptist Church
Address of the city - 816 Maynard Terr.
Atlanta, GA 30316
Dial (404) 627-4967 for food distribution hours.





First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta
1328 Peachtree St., NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
Call (404) 228-7766 to reach the Main Number
In addition to distributing free food in Fulton County, the agency may have canned goods, personal hygiene products, and personal toiletries.

Greater Piney Grove Community Development, Inc.
Address - 1879 Glenwood Ave., SE
Atlanta, GA 30316
Food bank phone number - (404) 377-0562
Offers free meals, groceries, perishable items like fruits and vegetables, and other aid.

Hope Atlanta Programs of Travelers Aid
75 Marietta St. Ste. 400
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 817-7070

Hosea Williams Feed the Hungry and Homeless
1035 Donnelly Ave., SW
Atlanta, Georgia 30310
Phone number - (404) 755-3353
A soup kitchen is for the homeless, children, and people who were evicted.

Lee-Stelzer Heritage Research Museum, Inc.
372 Sisson Ave., NE
Atlanta, GA 30317
Fulton County
Dial the pantry at - (404) 373-6327

Midtown Assistance Center, Inc.
Address of center - 30 Porter Pl., NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 681-5777
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).

True Church of God Outreach Ministries
1301 Simpson Rd. NW
Apt. 6
Atlanta, Georgia 30314
Tel: 404-758-7257
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 11am - 3:30 pm





Mount Pleasant Baptist Church
24 Meldon Ave.
Atlanta, Georgia 30315
(404) 688-6680 ext. 102
Volunteers offer spiritual guidance, food items (like baby formula, breads, and emergency food boxes) as well as counseling.

National AIDS Education and Services for Minorities/NAESM
2140 Martin Luther King Jr., Dr.
Atlanta, GA 30310
Telephone number - (404) 691-8880

Providence Missionary Baptist Church
2295 Benjamin E. Mays Dr., SW
Atlanta, GA 30311
(404) 752-6869
Fruits, Christmas meals, holiday baskets, and bags of groceries may be passed out.

Rock Church of Atlanta
638 Glenwood Ave., SE
Atlanta, Georgia 30312
Call (404) 635-9965 or (404) 624-4276

Salvation Army - North Druid Hills Unit/ Atlanta Temple Corps
Address of center is 2090 N. Druid Hills Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30329
Call (404) 486-2800
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.

Shallowford Presbyterian Church
2375 Shallowford Rd., NE
Atlanta, GA 30345
(404) 321-1844

Sullivan Center, Inc. of Atlanta Georgia
643 Dill Ave., SW
Atlanta, Georgia 30310
Telephone number - (404) 753-0531
A local Fulton County food bank and pantry.

Toco Hills Community Alliance
1790 LaVista Rd., NE
St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church
Atlanta, GA 30329
Call - (404) 325-0677

True Church of God Outreach Ministry, Inc.
1301 Joseph E. Boone Apt. 6
Heritage Square Apts.
Atlanta, GA 30314
(404) 753-2890
The location may have referrals to soup kitchens in Fulton County as well. Other programs include bags of groceries, breads, frozen foods and more. They also help with the Meals on Wheels program.




Walking By Faith International Ministries, Inc.
325 Fulton Industrial Cir.
Atlanta, Georgia 30336
(404) 254-8801

Yes U Can, Inc.
777 Cleveland Ave. Ste. 202
Atlanta, GA 30315
(404) 564-9831

Haitian Ministry Theophile Church In Christ, Inc.
930 Custer Ave.
Atlanta - DeKalb, GA 30316
(404) 429-0808 Additional Number

Atlanta Community Food Bank
732 Joseph E. Lowery Blvd. N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30318
Anyone who needs help in the community can stop by for food and referrals. Meals are also offered to the homeless. Also has Thanksgiving, Christmas and free holiday food baskets or referrals to programs for Christmas gifts and toys.

North Fulton County:
North Fulton Community Charities
11270 Elkins Rd., Roswell, Georgia 30076
Dial for help - 770-640-0399
Cities covered include Crabapple, Johns Creek, Haynes Bridge, and Roswell Georgia.

Georgia Association On Young Children
Address: 368 Moreland Way
Atlanta - GA, 30354
Call - (404) 222-0014
Mostly programs for children and teenagers, like school lunches.

Rock Church of Atlanta
638 Glenwood Ave. SE
Atlanta, GA 30312
Telephone: 404-635-9965
Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 9am-3pm
This food pantry serves both DeKalb and Fulton Counties.





For more information, including the phone numbers and addresses of other pantries, dial 404-892-9822. Or inquire about USDA Commodities, Commodity Supplemental Food Program for senior citizens, or WIC application sites in Fulton County.


By Jon McNamara

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