Helping Neighbors in Need in Sandy Springs & Dunwoody since 1987.

Helping Neighbors in Need in Sandy Springs & Dunwoody since 1987.

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.

Many people have already come forward to support our effort to help those in our community who are struggling during these unprecedented times. Thank you! Since mid-March CAC is helping many more families with financial assistance and food than in a typical year. We will stay ahead of the demand with your support. Please consider making a financial donation to CAC to provide rent assistance or food. You may also give food or volunteer.

Make a Financial Contribution  –  Give Food  –  Volunteer

Give Food
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:
Small bottles of vegetable oil
Small size flour
Small size sugar
Baking Mixes
Canned Pasta Meals
(raviolis etc.)
Meat Entrees
(canned chili, beef stew, Hormel Completes)
Rice
Canned Vegetables
(green beans, corn, peas, mixed veggies)
Macaroni & Cheese

Milk Boxes for Kids
Juice Boxes for Kids

Volunteer
Consider joining our volunteer team as we 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 volunteer@ourcac.org.

Food Pantry Check-In and Check-Out
These positions entail working outside at 8607 Roswell Rd, talking to new and existing clients in person to verify identification, weigh outgoing food and using a computer. Training provided.  Shifts available Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

Food Pantry Distribution and Donation Processing
Keep outdoor market shelves stocked with staples, help distribute refrigerated food to clients, Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays.
Receive and process large deliveries. Stock and organize shelves, fridges and freezers. Involves some lifting, Monday – Saturday.

Thrift Shop Greeters
Greet customers at the entrance, take temperatures and track number of people in the store not to exceed maximum number.

Thrift Shop Sales Clerks
Serve as sales clerks, help shoppers as needed and help stock the retail floor.

Thrift Shop Donation Sorters/Pricers
Receive donations, sort, price and hang donations of clothing and home goods and stock the retail floor.

Financial Assistance/Client Interviewers
Work with potential clients by phone and by email on financial assistance requests.

Adult Education Teachers
Teach ESOL/English classes remotely using Zoom video conferencing.

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 development@ourcac.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 everyone safe at CAC facilities and is taking these safety measures:

  • Requiring masks and social distancing on premises.
  • Taking temperature checks of volunteers and clients, Not allowing sick people to enter.
  • 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 on-site and providing other services remotely.
  • Not allowing people who have traveled to affected areas of the world to volunteer at this time.
  • Protecting people at risk by not allowing them to volunteer at this time.
  • Read CAC’s official COVID-19 Safety Protocol document here.
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