Services - Food Assistance
Get Help With Food
CAC provides food to individuals and families in need who live in Sandy Springs or Dunwoody. Food is given on a per family basis. CAC gives non-perishable groceries, produce and fresh food when available, and holiday baskets. CAC offers a Client Choice Market, allowing clients to “shop” for their own groceries with vouchers.
About Food Assistance
CAC alleviates hunger locally by offering free food to those in need in Sandy Springs and Dunwoody. CAC receives more than 1,200 visits per month from local families and individuals in need. In 2016 CAC gave out 560,694 pounds of food valued at $911,483.
Most of the food is donated by individuals and groups. Food is provided by member congregations, area schools, organizations, and businesses that hold food drives or make donations. When the pantry runs low, we purchase food from the Atlanta Community Food Bank and grocery stores.
Volunteers staff the food pantry daily to take in donations, stock the shelves and distribute the food to clients. CAC has more than 50 food pantry volunteers.
CAC distributes non-perishable food and goods as well as perishable foods such as freshly prepared foods, meat and produce. The perishable goods are donated daily to CAC by Second Helpings Atlanta. Second Helpings volunteers pick up excess fresh and prepared food that would otherwise go to waste from area restaurants, caterers, cafeterias, grocery stores and bakeries and deliver it to CAC and other partner agencies.