How You Can Help Your Neighbors Impacted by the Coronavirus
In response to the coronavirus outbreak CAC’s priority is to serve families and individuals who have been hit the hardest by a loss of income needed to sustain their families. CAC is concentrating efforts on providing food to families that need support and providing financial assistance so they can remain in their homes.
Make a Financial Contribution – Give Food – Volunteer
The CAC Food Pantry often runs out of important staples. If you can donate food, our most needed items are listed below. Please bring donations to the CAC Food Pantry at 8607 Roswell Rd. Sandy Springs, GA 30350
Food Donation Times
- Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
- No Saturday hours.
Most Needed Food: (urgent items in bold)
Canned Pasta Meals (raviolis etc.)
Meat Entrees (canned chili, beef stew, Hormel Completes)
Canned Vegetables (green beans, corn, peas, mixed veggies)
Milk Boxes for Kids
Juice Boxes for Kids
Consider joining our volunteer team as we prepare to re-open, revise and resume services! New and previous volunteers ages 15 and older are welcome for onsite volunteering. Individuals 65 and older may make a personal determination about volunteering based on their comfort level. Medically fragile individuals are required to continue to stay at home due to COVID-19. Volunteers would ideally be able to commit to a regular schedule such as once a week since positions require training. We also have opportunities for work from home online. Contact Nolan at email@example.com.
Food Pantry Check In
This new position entails working on site at 8607 Roswell Rd, talking to new and existing clients in person to verify documentation and using a computer. Training provided. Available time slots: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
Food Pantry Distribution and Donation Processing
Help distribute food to clients and take in and process large deliveries of donations on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays.
Food Pantry Packing and Donation Processing
Volunteers are needed to pack bags of food on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. About 250 bags of food are packed each of those days. Involves some heavy lifting. Other duties may also take place on those days such as taking in and processing donations and stocking shelves.
Thrift Shop Donation Sorters/Pricers
In anticipation of re-opening the thrift shop in July volunteers are needed to help prepare the shop! Volunteers will sort, price and hang donations of clothing and home goods and stock the retail floor.
Thrift Shop Sales Clerks
In anticipation of re-opening the thrift shop in July, CAC welcomes former and new volunteers to serve as sales clerks and help stock the retail floor.
Organize an Online Group Funding Drive for CAC!
Organizations in our community are leading efforts to help local area families who are most vulnerable during the coronavirus outbreak by organizing Online Group Funding Drives. Already some people have lost their means of earning a living and are at risk of losing their homes. By working with CAC, which serves Sandy Springs, Dunwoody, and a part of Doraville, WE CAN ALL HELP!
Congregations, Neighborhoods, Civic Organizations and Businesses are invited to join their peers and offer their members and employees an opportunity help through a custom Online Group Funding Drive for CAC! Funds will be used to prevent homelessness and provide food to our neighbors who hit hardest by the coronavirus outbreak. This method of giving offers everyone an opportunity to help while also reducing the number of human interactions as we do our part to reduce the spread of the coronavirus.
To get your organization involved please contact Pam Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org
Preventative Measures to Prevent Spread of the Coronoavirus
CAC is following Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Georgia Department of Public Health guidelines to keep volunteers, staff and clients safe at CAC facilities and taking these measures:
- Routinely cleaning all frequently touched surfaces in the workplace.
- Providing cleaning products so that commonly used surfaces can be wiped down by workers before each use.
- Limiting face-to-face contact by closing CAC facilities to the general public and distributing food at the doors.
- Not allowing people who have traveled to affected areas of the world to volunteer at this time.
- Not allowing sick people to volunteer.
- Sending sick people home.
- Protecting seniors and people at risk by not allowing them to volunteer at this time.