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 600 families a month and many of those come weekly.
Most of the food is donated by individuals and groups. Member congregations, area schools, organizations, and businesses hold food drives for the pantry. When the pantry runs low, we purchase food from the Atlanta Community Food Bank.
Volunteers staff the food pantry daily to take in donations, stock the shelves and work in the self-shop client mini-market.
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.