Services - Food Assistance
Get Help With Food
CAC provides food to individuals and families in need who live in Sandy Springs or Dunwoody. CAC offers non-perishable groceries, produce and fresh food when available, and additional food at the holidays. 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 gives food to about 500 families a month and many of those come weekly.
Volunteers staff the food pantry daily to take in donations, stock the shelves and work in the self-shop client mini-market with clients.
CAC partners with the Atlanta Community Food Bank and Second Helpings Atlanta which are critical in providing staples and fresh food year-round. Food is also donated by individuals, businesses, congregations, schools and civic groups. Many of these groups hold annual food drives for CAC.
CAC distributes non-perishable food and goods as well as perishable foods such as freshly prepared foods, meat and produce. The perishable goods are delivered 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.