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Free food banks, groceries and pantries Fulton County Georgia and Atlanta.

Atlanta and Fulton County Georgia free food pantries provide groceries, personal hygiene supplies and meals to the low income. At most of the centers, case managers can also direct families to long term assistance (such as SNAP food stamps) or provide an emergency box of free healthy food today for a crisis. There are a few dozen primary food pantries near you, locations of soup kitchens and charities that serve the region. Options available range from food banks to Meals on Wheels and more.

Or get toll free referral numbers at the bottom of the page to other Atlanta GA free pantries. They also help Atlanta families that are facing an emergency food shortage. The charities and churches try to 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 GA 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, soup kitchens as well as 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.

Find places for free groceries in the Atlanta GA area

Atlanta Urban - Action Ministries
Address of the center - 458 Ponce de Leon Ave., NE, City - Atlanta, Georgia 30308. Main Client Number to call for food is - (404) 881-6744 or (404) 881-1991




Community Action Center
8607 Roswell Rd, Atlanta, GA 30350. Call 770-552-4889
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.,  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.
This is the Main Client Number for free perishable food, meats, dairy and more. There may be pasta, cereal, baby formula and other supplies.

Caring for Others, Inc.
Address is 3537 Browns Mill Rd., Atlanta, GA 30354. Main phone - (404) 761-0133
Resources include a thrift store and free food pantry in Fulton County. The pantry may have Pasta, Ensure for senior citizens, Dried Beans, Juice for kids, baby formula, and other items.

Family Life Ministries
612 College St., Hapeville First Baptist Church, Hapeville, Georgia 30354. Main phone - (404) 761-6302
Personal hygiene, household, and grooming supplies. This may be soap, laundry detergent, feminine goods, pots and pans, and more. Services are offered in Spanish, and they help kids, single moms, immigrants, and the unemployed among others.

Fountain of Hope, Inc.
Soup kitchen and pantry is at 829 Hollywood Rd., Atlanta, GA 30318. Phone - (404) 963-6409
Snack lunch, school snacks, food pantry. Students in Fulton County can get help too.

Hosea Helps
Day Center, soup kitchen and free pantry is at 2545 Forrest Hills Dr., SW, Atlanta, GA 30315. Call (404) 755-3353
The charity has free groceries, holiday food baskets, and clothes too. Or Fulton County GA families can get help applying for USDA free meals, SNAP food stamps, WIC or more. Or get free soap, laundry detergent, feminine items and other supplies.





Emmaus House
27 Haygood Ave., SW, Lokey Center, Atlanta, GA 30315. Call (404) 523-2856
The non-profit has free food, financial help, eye glasses and more. There may be canned meat, fruits, dairy, Ensure for seniors and other goods, even including identification help for undocumented people.

Antioch Urban Ministries, Inc.
466 Northside Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30318. Main phone (404) 524-2704
This charity agency provides an array of services including a free food pantry and soup kitchen. There may be sandwiches, free hygiene supplies or personal toiletries, clothing closet, and other assistance.

Friendship Community Church of College Park Georgia, Inc.
Address is 4141 Old Fairburn Rd., College Park, GA 30349. Call (404) 349-6040

Latin American Association - Atlanta Outreach Center
Main office is at 2750 Buford Hwy., NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30324. Telephone number is (404) 638-1800
They help Spanish speakers, Hispanics, and Latinos in Fulton County among others. Job training, ESL classes, free food including cultural meals, youth enrichment, and information on benefits for immigrants, including SNAP food stamp applications.

Midtown Assistance Center, Inc.
Address of center - 613 Spring St., NW, Atlanta, GA 30308. Call (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). They help immigrants, Hispanics, minorities, and others.

Community Church of God
850 Cascade Ave., SW, Atlanta, Georgia 30311. Call (404) 755-4198 or (404) 755-4100
Food and other assistance, such as clothing, may be provided.

Feed The People Atlanta, Inc.
3243 Stone Hogan Connector, Atlanta, GA 30331. Call (770) 765-1174

New Life Presbyterian Church
They only help people in the immediate area. Location is 6600 Old National Hwy, College Park, GA 30349. Call (770) 626-5185
Free groceries, food boxes, meals and more is offered.

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.

Salvation Army of Fulton County
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. Many Fulton County Georgia locations also serve free Thanksgiving turkeys, Christmas meals or Easter baskets. There may be diapers or free formula for single moms in Atlanta, Meals on Wheels and boxes of emergency groceries daily.

  • One location is at North Druid Hills Unit/ Atlanta Temple Corps, Address of center is 2090 N. Druid Hills Rd., Atlanta, GA 30329, Call (404) 486-2800.
  • 967 Dewey Street, Atlanta, GA 30310, dial 404-486-2710 or (404) 638-7220
  • 1000 Center Place, Norcross, GA 30093, main number is 404-486-2900
  • Emergency food at 400 Luckie St NW, Atlanta, GA 30313, phone 404-486-2700
  • There are other sites. More on food assistance from Atlanta Salvation Army.





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.

Essence of Hope
Location is 2031 Metropolitian Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30315. Intake number is (404) 418-8920
They help the unemployed, homeless, and poor in Fulton County. Everything from bags of groceries to soap, shampoo, and other supplies are offered from the free food pantry. They also serve holiday meals at Easter, Thanksgiving, as well as Christmas.

Buckhead Christian Ministry, Inc.
Address - 2847 Piedmont Rd., NE , Atlanta, Georgia 30305. Call 404-239-0058
Fulton County is the region served. A leading social service agency. Financial help, free clothes or school supplies, detergent, hygiene goods, frozen food, and more.

Butler St. Christian Methodist Episcopal Church/Butler St. CME
23 Jesse Hill, Jr. Dr., SE, Atlanta, GA 30303. Telephone - (404) 581-0145 or (404) 659-8745

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
1471 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd SW, Atlanta, GA 30310. Call for help - (404) 753-8151

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

Emma's Place Inc.
Address is 4790 Yates Rd, College Park, Georgia 30337. Call 404-337-7807 or (404) 766-7890
The charity works with Feeding America for a pop up as well as ongoing food pantry. They help immigrants, the poor, unemployed, and struggling families.

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

Greater Piney Grove Community Development, Inc.
Address - 1879 Glenwood Ave., SE, Atlanta, GA 30316. Food bank phone number - (404) 377-0562 or (404) 377-0561
Offers free meals, groceries, perishable items like fruits and vegetables, and other aid.

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

Feed the Hungry Foundation, Inc.
1440 Dutch Valley Pl., NE Ste. 720, Atlanta, Georgia 30324. Telephone - (770) 980-1550 or (678) 705-7583
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 6000 Rivertown Rd, VFW 6449, 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.

Hope Atlanta Programs of Travelers Aid
75 Marietta St. Ste. 400, Atlanta, GA 30303. Call (404) 817-7070
The homeless, transient and others can get free breakfasts, lunches or help. There may be brown bag lunches, water, sandwiches and other support. Even a free bus pass may be available.







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

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

Southwest Ecumenical Emergency Assistance
1040 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd SW
Atlanta, GA 30310
Call 404-756-1699
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.

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

Malachi's Storehouse
Location is 4755 North Peachtree Rd
Dunwoody, Georgia 30338
(678) 687-5357
Each day, free groceries are given. Anyone can get some. Most clients are seniors, disabled, or single moms as well as immigrant workers. There is also a free hot lunch as well as information on coupons and saving money for food.

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. The pantry may pass out free Canned Fruits, Meats, Tuna, Ham, Rice, Oatmeal and more.

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

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
Free supplies, including wipes or feminine products, as well as a food pantry is offered. Infant formula, Canned chicken or other meats, Canned Vegetables, cereal, dairy and more.

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.

Central United Methodist Church
The free food bank is 501 Mitchell Street SW
Atlanta, Georgia 30314
(404) 524-4263

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. Immigrants, seniors, and the unemployed can get free food, groceries, and other aid.

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.

Additional free food resources in Fulton County GA

For more information, including the phone numbers and addresses of other pantries near you, dial 404-892-9822. Or call to inquire about USDA Commodities, Commodity Supplemental Food Program for senior citizens, or WIC application sites in Fulton County. People in need can also read about Feeding America Community Food Bank services to help find resources.

The goal of the pantries is to offer free groceries to low-income families in Atlanta GA and Fulton County. there may also be hygiene supplies, paper products and other basic needs. Or get a hot meal from a soup kitchen or help applying for SNAP food stamps from social services.


By Jon McNamara














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