"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
Important Notices & Information
DeKalb Reopens Tenant-Landlord Relief Program
Funds available to support the county’s successful Tenant-Landlord Assistance Coalition program
On March 28, 2023 DeKalb County announced that it will begin accepting new applications for its Tenant-Landlord Assistance Coalition (TLAC) program on Monday, April 3, 2023. This program is on a first-come, first-serve basis and requires an application. Additional information can be found at RentHelp or call 404-371-320.
Suthers Center website now available in Spanish!
The website is now available in Spanish and can be accessed two ways:
1. Click on the Spanish icon
2. Click on the drop-down menu in the upper left-hand corner
You May Be Able to Pay Less for Internet Access or Even Get it Free!
The Affordable Connectivity Program is a U.S. government program that can help many low-income households pay for broadband service and internet connected devices. To see if you quality, click here.
Pantry to Plate - Facebook Live Cooking Demos
The Atlanta Community Food Bank has live cooking demos at 11:00 am every second and fourth Tuesday of each month that can be accessed from their Facebook page. Starting October 11, there will be a session in Spanish at 3:00 pm. Click here, for more information.
More home, rental and utility assistance available for some DeKalb residents
Organizations and officials in DeKalb County are working together together to provide assistance for those in need and hit hard by the rising cost of living. For more information, click here.
SNAP EBT cards can now be used on Amazon!
To learn more, click here.
Need rental assistance? To see if you qualify and to learn more, click here.
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, and other resources, go to the More Help page. For emergency financial assistance, go to Financial Help. For information on COVID-19, information about vaccinations and testing resources, go to the COVID-19 Help page. 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 currently needed. We greatly appreciate all donations! To learn more, click here.
Assistance can be provided in several ways. It's easy to donate money through a secure site or give food or gift cards. And Suthers Center can always use volunteers! Learn more...
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.