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Donations

Money, food, and your time are greatly appreciated in helping the Suthers Center provide for the needs of our community. The Suthers Center for Christian Outreach is a not for profit corporation. You may donate to the Food Pantry for the purchase of food from the Atlanta Community Food Bank; to Emergency Assistance for utilities and MARTA transportation; and, to The Hall Assistance and Transition Service (HATS) which offers referrals to homeless individuals and families to shelters; or, to a discretionary fund for special needs.

Give On-line

On-line donations can be made through our secure web portal.

Give By Mail

Checks can be mailed to: 

Suthers Center for Christian Outreach

PO BOX 80568

Chamblee, GA 30366

The Suthers Center is currently not accepting any donations of clothing or household items as our long-range plans for the Thrift Shop are not yet completed. The HATS and Emergency Assistance programs appreciate donations for shelter sponsorships. 

 

All financial donations by check should be made to The Suthers Center for Christian Outreach. If you'd like to donate to a specific service, please state either HATS, Emergency Assistance, or Food Pantry on the lower left of your check. Donations are appreciated for the continued support of referrals and clients' needs. 

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“If you cannot feed a hundred people, then feed just one.”

Mother Teresa

Food Needed

For food donations, please either call 404.228.0777 or email sutherscenter@gmail.com to make arrangements for a delivery.

  • Canned vegetables

  • Canned beans

  • Canned or instant potatoes

  • Dried beans

  • Dried lentils

  • Can fruit

  • Fruit juice

  • Boxed milk

  • Canned meat/fish (chicken/tuna/salmon/beef, Vienna sausage)

  • Spaghetti sauce

  • Canned stew and chili

  • Soup

  • Pasta

  • Macaroni and cheese

  • Peanut butter

  • Carrots

  • Apples

  • Oranges

 

Food Pantry Volunteers

The food pantry relies on volunteers to stock the shelves, carry equipment, move bags, boxes and carts of food. This requires some heavy lifting and strenuous activity. A few volunteer roles have lighter requirements. It is important for volunteers to be in a healthy state when volunteering, and to know their limits when assisting with more demanding activities. Volunteers are safe to refuse a task if they do not feel physically capable of handling a request. The safety of our volunteers is a top priority. If a volunteer does not feel well, please notify a senior operations volunteer but do not come to volunteer until you are healthy.

 

Suthers Center welcomes volunteers ages 8 and above. Volunteers ages 8-14 require a parent or guardian who also serves as a volunteer to be present throughout the activity. Volunteers aged 15 -17 require a parental permission slip for food bank activities.

 

Suthers Center accepts students who need to volunteer to meet school community service requirements. Suthers Center currently does not accept volunteers seeking opportunities to meet Court Mandated Service Hours. Suthers provides equal volunteering opportunities for everyone regardless of age, sex, color, race, creed, national origin, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, political belief, or disability that does not affect performance in the volunteer duties.

 

As necessary to maintain a harmonious environment, the Executive Director or one of the three senior operational managers have the right to dismiss a volunteer at any time.

 

Typical Volunteer Tasks

Food is distributed from 8:00 am to 10:00 am each Saturday (may be subject to change) from the drive on the Ashford-Dunwoody side of St. Martin in the Fields Episcopal Church. Typical volunteer tasks include:

  • driving the van to secure food from the ACFB

  • stocking the food shelves

  • placing food into bags

  • setting up and taking down tents, tables, and supplies along the driveway

  • placing cones and directional signs along the parking lot drive

  • distributing bags of foods to the clients – putting bags into the trunk

  • picking up food from other locations that are donating food

  • securing supplies for the pantry (reimbursed)

  • cleaning refrigerators and freezers

  • disinfecting and sanitizing surfaces, handles, carts, light switches, etc.

  • vacuuming Pierce Hall

  • taking cardboard to recycling centers

  • taking trash to the dumpster

  • cleaning the grocery carts and van

The food pantry offers bread, produce, meat, dry goods and some fresh foods to individuals/families in need in the 30319 and 30341 zip code 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. 

 

 

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