List of Resources:

Atlanta Community Food Bank


732 Joseph E. Lowery Blvd. NW, Atlanta, GA 30318


Every year, the Atlanta Community Food Bank works with more than 600 nonprofit partners—including food pantries, community kitchens, childcare centers, night shelters and senior centers—to distribute over 60 million meals to more than 755,000 people in 29 counties across metro Atlanta and north Georgia. They serve food pantries, community kitchens, childcare centers, night shelters, and senior centers are among the agencies that receive product from the Food Bank. They are a member of Feeding America, the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity.

Catherine’s House, Inc. – First Fruits Thrift Store

6509 Hwy. 85 Riverdale, GA 30274


Offers clothing, household products, food, groceries, and other aid to seniors, low income and needy residents in Clayton County. Thursday: 11 am – 1 pm, by appointment. Call for appointments and more information on food bank, food pantry, soup kitchen and other resources.

Central Spanish Seventh Day Adventist Church


5241 Ash Street, Forest Park, GA 30297


The nonprofit food pantries helps anyone in need, including immigrants. Groceries, hygiene items, referrals to SNAP food stamps or TANF grants, and more is provided.

Divine Faith Ministries International


9800 Tara Blvd., Jonesboro, GA  30238

Main Number: 770-603-0025;  Food Pantry: 678-489-8699, Alternative Number:  770-940-9559

Provides groceries, perishable food, cereal, and more is served to the working poor as well as families living in poverty through the Joseph’s Warehouse Food Bank located at both of the South campus and DFMI Buford. Joseph’s Warehouse is equipped by the donations of our members and local supporters to supply food and some clothing items for individuals in need. They currently distribute food and other grocery items to Jonesboro and surrounding communities.

Greater Works Missionary Baptist Church

285 Morrow Rd., Forest Park, GA  30297


Hearts to Nourish Hope: Food Pantry


640 GA-138, Riverdale, GA 30274


Hearts to Nourish Hope’s Food Pantry serves over 1300 families per month, providing year-round food assistance. The food pantry gives our students a chance to put their new skills into realistic practice in a safe environment where they can learn from their successes and their mistakes. It also gives the youth a chance to be held accountable, develop empathy and self-esteem and give back to the community. Email them at: hearts@heartstonourishhope.org

Jonesboro First United Methodist Church Food Co Op


142 South Main Street, Jonesboro, GA 30236


Fresh fruits, milk, bread, and more is for residents living in poverty.

LIFT – Not By Bread Alone

5134 Old National Highway, Suite C,  College Park, GA  30349


A soup kitchen is on site at this charity. They also offer summer snacks for students that do not have free school lunches.

Light of Faith Christian Church


Food pantry:  737 Veterans Pkwy Suite 200, Jonesboro, GA 30237


Volunteers work with the Clayton community to feed the hungry

Living Faith Tabernacle

5880 Old Dixie Rd., Forrest Park, GA 30297 


Salvation Army – Clayton Counties Service Unit


130 Spring St., Jonesboro, GA 30236


Social services are offered from this nonprofit charity organization. Some funds may be able to help pay rent, electric bills, and medications. Also get Thanksgiving and Christmas meals, and gifts for your kids such as the Angel Tree program.

Samaritans Together for Clayton County, Inc. 

1000 Main Street, Forest Park, GA 30297


Free emergency boxes of food are offered. The charity may also have items such as diapers, free baby formula for low income or single moms, blankets for the homeless, and hot meals.

Sconiers Homeless Preventive Organization, Inc.

126 Hwy. 138 Riverdale, GA 30274


Willie M. Simpson Evangelistic Ministries, Inc.

737 Veterans Pkwy. Ste. 600, Jonesboro, Georgia 30238


St. Vincent De Paul Society – Saint Philip Benizi Catholic Church


591 Flint River Road, Jonesboro, GA 30238


Volunteers provide support. Programs include home delivered meals to the elderly, vouchers for holiday meals or medications, clothing, shelter, and more from the Clayton County charity.

Clayton County residents can get help from other local food pantries or government programs as well. For referrals, dial  404.892.9822. Everything from the Summer Food Service Program for children to Meals on Wheels for senior citizens may be available.