Action Ministries (Our Daily Bread Community Kitchen)
Athens First Baptist Chuch
355 Pulaski Street | Athens, GA 30601
Meals at Our Daily Bread:
M-F 8 am (Breakfast)
M-F 12pm (Lunch)
Weekend Sack-Lunch Distribution:
Additional Info: Our Daily Bread Community Kitchen serves breakfast and lunch Monday-Friday and provides a sack meal on the weekends. The program is run through Action Ministries and also provides haircuts, HIV testing, Lifeline assistance, personal care/hygiene supplies, pet food distribution and verification of homelessness.
112 Park Avenue | Athens, GA 30601
Hours: M-F 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Additional Info: AIDS Athens provides a food pantry for AIDS Athens patients. Anyone who has a postive HIV or AIDS test is eligible to be a client. Good nutrition can help slow the progress of the disease, manage symptoms, improve response to drug therapy and increase overall quality of life by improving daily functioning.
Ark United Ministry Outreach Center
610-A Barber Street | Athens, GA 30601
Hours: M-F 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Additional Info: The Ark is located in the same building as the Athens Area Emergency Food Bank and writes referrals for neighbors to receive one week's worth of food. By doing this, The Ark helps our neighbors stretch their monthly food budget and allow for extra income to use toward bills.
Athens Area Emergency Food Bank
640 Barber Street | Athens, GA 30601
Service Area: Clarke County
Required Documentation: Written referral form from agency, picture ID/Drivers License, Social Security Card and Medicaid Card. No proof of legal status is required.
Hours: M-F 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Additional Info: Athens Are Emergency Food Bank gives food to individuals and families in the Athens/Clarke County area who have been screened and referred by authorized Clarke County agencies. To qualify for a referral, an applicant must show proof of the number of people requesting food and Clarke County residency. Although they ask for a simple statement of the emergency, they do not pass judgment in any case. If the requirement for referral cannot be met, Athens Area Emergency Food Bank works with other agencies to find a resolution. No one who is hungry is ever turned away.
How Can I Get A Referral For Help?: The majority of the referrals for the Athens Area Emergency Food Bank come from The Ark, a church supported agency. This organization can qualify you for help. Contact information for The Ark can be found above. The following is a list of additional referral sites:
Residents of Athens Housing Authority: Must get a referral from the Residential Services Office located in Rock Springs.
Those who are homeless or transient (just passing through), without a permanent address: Must get a referral from the Department of Family and Children's services at 285 North Avenue, Athens, GA 30601. You will need to make an appointment with Swanson Thurmon (706) 227-7043 to complete the application process. Please bring your Social Security Card and a Picture ID to your appointment.
Applicants with minor dependents, zero income, and no health insurance for the minor children: You must get yoru referral from the Department of Family and Children's Services at 285 North Avenue, Athens, GA 30601. In order to obtain the referral you must apply for Food Stamps and Medicaid with a DFCS worker. You will not be denied a referral to the Emergency Food Bank in the event that you do not qualify for either of the programs. It is only a requirment that you apply.
How Much Food Can You Get? : Qualified individuals and families are eligible for a 7 day supply of food two times during a 6 month period. Food is provided for emergency situations. The Athens Area Emergency Food Bank does not have the resources to provide long term assistance.
Beech Haven Baptist Church
2390 West Broad Street | Athens, GA 30606
Required Documentation: Picture ID/Drivers License and proof of income meeting low income requirments
Hours: Tuesday & Thursdays 2:30pm-4:30pm
Additional Information: Food is available once per month per individual. No appointment is required.
Casa de Amistad
1685 Commerce Road Suite 1 | Athens, GA 30605
Additional Info: Casa de Amistad works with the Hispanic immigrant population in Athens, Georgia and surrounding counties. They provide social services, referrals, translation, education and advocacy. The food assistance program offers low income families in Athens-Clarke and surrounding counties with food from the food bank.
Cornerstone Food Pantry
2150 Lexington Road | Athens, GA 30605
Required Documentation: Application form and photo ID. No proof of legal status required.
Hours: By appointment only
Additional Info: If you are in need of food for your family, you can reach the Emergency Food Pantry by calling the Cornerstone church office. You will be directed to the EFB (Emergency Food Pantry) voice mail. Please leave a number where you can be reached and a volunteer will get back to you with a day and time when you can receive grocery items. Food is available on an emergency basis and no more than once in six months per family.
East Athens Development Corp
400 McKinley Drive | Athens, GA 30601
Required Documentation: Proof of Income
Hours: 9am-9pm the 3rd Tuesday of each month at Athens Community Center
Additional Information: Must meet low income requirements.
Ebenezer Baptist West
833 Reese Street | Athens, GA 30606
Service Area: Barrow, Clarke, Jackson, Madison, Oconee, Oglethorpe and Walton Counties
Required Documentation: Picture ID/drivers license, application form, social security card, proof of residence or lease, proof of income, eviction notice and/or utility cut-off notice.
Hours: M-Thur 5:30-7:00 pm
Additional Info: Ebenezer Baptist Church’s mission is to provide clothes, food, and financial assistance to those in need
First AME Church
512 N. Hull Street | Athens, GA 30601
Required Documentation/Eligibility: Banks statesments or pay stub as proof of low income status.
Hours: Mondays & Thursdays 1pm-6pm
Additional Information: Qualified applicants may receive food two times a month
First United Methodist Church
327 North Lumpkin Street | Athens, GA 30601
Additional Information: Each family will receive the same amount of food regardless of size. For other programs throughout the year please call the church office or visit their website.
Inter-Community Council, Inc.
250 West Dougherty Street | Athens, GA 30601
Hours: M-Th 8:00 am – 2:30 pm | F 9:00 am -12:00 pm
New Covenant Worship Center
1425 Newton Bridge Road | Athens, GA 30607
Service Area: Clarke County
Qualifications: Families with children under the age of 18 and seniors are qualified recipients.
Hours: Tuesday 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Additional Info: Recipients can only receive assistance once every six weeks but no documentation is needed to receive help.
Oconee Heights Baptist Church
4180 Jefferson Road | Athens, GA 30607
Hours: Wednesday 3:00-4:30 pm
Additional Info: This agency offers a food pantry and clothing closet for anyone who might need it
150 Old Winterville Road | Athens, GA 30601
Required Documentation: Proof of Income, Social Security Card, Valid Photo ID, proof of family members
Additional Information: Call the number above to make an appointment. Eligible low income families may receive food every 3 months.
484 Hawthorne Avenue | Athens, GA 30606
Additional Info: Call the local Athens location for more information on current food banks and donation centers.
745 Prince Avenue | Athens, GA 30603
(706) 549- 6693
Hours: Thursday 12:00-2:00 pm
Breakfast Saturdays 7:30 am (seasonal)
Additional Info: The Sparrows Nest provides emergency food assistance to families with demonstrated need who are unable to receive food on the designated weekly distribution day and time. Currently this day and time is Thursdays from 12pm until 2pm. The organization provides both hot lunches and groceries.
St. Joseph’s Charities
134 Prince Avenue | Athens, GA 30601
Service Area: Clarke, Jackson, Madison, Oconee and Oglethorpe Counties
Required Documentation: Picture ID/Drivers License, Social Security Card, Proof of Residence or Lease, Proof of Income, Eviction Notice, Utility Cut-Off Notice, 2 proof of payments for previous 30 days. Proof of Legal status is not required.
Hours: M-W 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Additional Info: Help can only be received every 4 to 6 months
Timothy Baptist Church
380 Timothy Road | Athens, GA 30606
Service Area: Barrow and Clarke Counties
Required Documentation: Application form, Picture ID/Drivers License, Social Security Card, Proof of Residence or Lease, Eviction Notice or Utility Cut-off Notice. Proof of Legal status is not required.
Hours: Tuesday 2:00-3:45 pm
Additional Info: Groceries can only be received every 6 months.
We work in full cooperation with all area assistance organizations. If you have information on an organization that provides food or food bank services and you do not see their name on this list, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.