"For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in."
Give what we have and do all we are able to do
Go wherever the influence of Suthers may be felt
The Suthers Center Food Pantry and Emergency Assistance are open on Saturday mornings 8am - 10am unless weather does not permit. If services are cancelled due to weather, an update will be posted here and on the Suthers Center phone message (404-228-0777).
Prior to the COVID-19 virus, Suthers operated a thrift store six days a week in Chamblee, GA. Funds from the thrift store supported the purchase of food for the pantry. Due to the virus, the Suthers Center thrift shop, emergency assistance and the food pantry closed temporarily in March 2020.
The Suthers Center has relocated the Food Pantry and Emergency Assistance to St. Martin in the Fields Episcopal Church in nearby Brookhaven. The thrift store offered by Suthers Center will reopen once an appropriate site is located and health concerns are resolved. For more information on obtaining help, go to the Get Help page. To locate other area food pantries, other organizations that can provide assistance, information on the coronavirus and other resources, go to the More Help page. For emergency financial assistance, go to Financial Help. And for information on food and nutrition along with healthy recipes and other suggestions, go to the Food and Nutrition page.
Food Pantry and Emergency Assistance
Both the Food Pantry and Emergency Assistance are currently open from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. each Saturday at St. Martin in the Fields Episcopal Church. Check back to this website for any updated information. Emergency Assistance helps with utility bills, finding housing, provides vouchers for clothing and Marta cards and assists people experiencing homelessness. If you are requesting assistance for payment of utilities, gas, or MARTA cards, you must come personally to the church on Saturday Mornings between 8:00 and 10:00, with ID and a bill bearing your address. No requests for assistance are provided by phone or email.
Using a drive-through pickup method in St. Martin's parking lot, the food pantry offers bread, produce, meat, dry goods and some fresh foods to eligible individuals/families in DeKalb County and surrounding areas. The food pantry is a partner of the Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB), from which the Suthers food pantry secures most of its food and functions according to the ACFB screening criteria and food safety regulations. Donations are also accepted from the community. For more specific information on utilizing the food pantry, click here.
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. each Saturday
Location: St. Martin in the Fields Episcopal Church
3110 Ashford Dunwoody Rd. NE
Atlanta, GA 30319
COVID-19 Resource Center
For testing, vaccination and other information related to COVID-19, click here.
Suthers Center purchases many items from the Atlanta Community Food Bank in Atlanta. However, some items are not available to meet the needs of our clients. Click here to view a list of items needed to for meals. We greatly appreciate all donations! To learn more, click here.
For over ten years, the Suthers Center has served those in need of food and emergency funds, supported primarily by the sales revenue from the Suthers Thrift Store. The Center receives support from three partner churches (listed below), fund raising events, community organizations, schools, individuals, and donations given as memorials. Suthers serves over 4,000 families and individuals annually, more than 200,000 pounds of food.
St. Martin in the Fields Episcopal Church claimed ownership, leadership and all operations for the Suthers Center for Christian Outreach in 2009 and partnership churches are represented on the board serve as volunteers with the following Brookhaven ministries:
Brookhaven Christian Church, 4500 Peachtree Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30319
Brookhaven United Methodist Church, 1366 North Druid Hills, NE, Atlanta, GA 30319
Oglethorpe Presbyterian Church, 3016 Lanier Dr. NE, Atlanta, GA 30319
The Suthers Center is overseen by a governing board drawn from volunteers, parishioners, and partner churches. Suthers is an all-volunteer program with no paid staff. Read more....
Over 4,000 families and individuals served annually.
Over 200,000 pounds of food distributed annually.
Emergency Assistance provided $28,000 in aid in 2019.
The Hall Assistance & Transition Service (HATS) raised $23,000 in sponsorships to shelter more than 70 homeless individuals/families.
We want to thank the following individuals or organizations for their support of Suthers Center Food Pantry:
Kroger | Publix | Starbucks | Troy Brown | William Rodriquez, Cornucopia Farms