Due to COVID-19, we closed our facility on Broad Street in Chamblee, which included the Pantry and Thrift Shop. However, the pantry is now up and running in a beautiful new location at St. Martin in the Fields Episcopal Church 3110 Ashford-Dunwoody Rd. in Atlanta.
Hours: The Pantry is open each Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Areas served: DeKalb County and surrounding areas
Parking lot opens at 7:50 a.m. and will close at 10:00 a.m. to accommodate clients in line.
Clients will be serviced until 10:00 a.m. as supplies last.
Food pickup instructions
Food is distributed in the St. Martin in the Fields Episcopal Church parking lot using a drive-through method of delivery. You must stay in your car the entire time and make sure the food bags can be placed in your trunk. Empty your trunk before entering the parking lot. For safety reasons, we do not want to enter your car to place food bags.
Once you enter the lot, follow the signs to the Registration Area. A volunteer will register you, asking for your name, address, phone number, number of people in your household, and if you meet the income threshold.
You must be wearing a mask to work with a registration attendant.
For other local Food Banks when Suthers is closed, click here.
Am I eligible?
Clients are screened by state and federal guidelines to insure they are eligible to receive food.
A screening form will be completed at registration by a volunteer to determine which program(s) you are eligible to access for food, for example TEFAP (Federal) and GNAP (State).
The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)
Georgia TEFAP (The Emergency Food Assistance Program) aims to give emergency food assistance to individuals who live below the poverty level. Clients whose self-declared household income is 130% or less of the poverty line are eligible to receive food through Federally-funded TEFAP.
This table shows monthly and weekly income for each family size. If you certify that your household income is at or below the income listed for the number of people in your household, you are eligible to receive food.
Georgia Nutrition Assistance Program (GNAP)
Clients with children, under the age of 17, may receive assistance from the state-funded Georgia Nutrition Assistance Program (GNAP). Again, a form is completed at registration by a volunteer. During registration you may be asked if you are participating in or have any of the following:
TANF EBT card (Electronic Benefits Card)
TANF eligibility letter from Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS)
Food stamp EBT card (SNAP – Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)
Eligible for TEFAP program
Public housing resident or Section 8 tenant
WIC card -Women, Infants & Children Program.
Peachcare for Kids card
Free/reduced price school meals
Hourly wages of $8 or less
Additional Suthers Services
The following services are now open during the normal pantry hours on Saturdays (except holidays) from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM. 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.
Emergency Assistance: helps families with utility bills, aids in finding housing, provides vouchers for clothing and MARTA cards.
HATS, the Hall Assistance and Transition Service: assists families and individuals effected by homelessness. In partnership with the Salvation Army, HATS is now provided with two beds for men and two beds for women every night. HATS is totally funded by private donations, as sponsorships, for homeless individuals and families.
Additional resources can be found on the More Help Page
Summer Meals 4 Kids
With school out for the summer, the City of Atlanta along with its partners, GA Department of Early Care and Learning, GA Department of Education, The Atlanta Community Food Bank, and The Dairy Alliance, want to be sure your child or children can receive healthy, nutritious meals! Summer Meals Programs provide free healthy meals for any child 18 and under.
For a list of locations in zip codes 30341, 30329, and 30345, click here.
To find locations in other zip codes, click here.