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Support the Hunger Walk Run 2024!

On Sunday, March 10, support The Suthers Center Food Pantry by participating in the 40th annual Hunger Walk.

The Hunger Walk benefits The Atlanta Community Food Bank, which is the primary supplier of food for the Suthers Center Food Pantry housed on the St. Martin’s in the Field Church campus.

How can you participate?

  1. Walk/Run downtown at the Home Depot Backyard at Mercedes-Benz Stadium 

  2. Walk/Run in the neighborhood

  3. Financially sponsor the team, which benefits Suthers Center

 

By supporting this important mission, you can:

  • Make sure a child in our community doesn’t go to bed hungry

  • Offer a glimmer of hope to struggling parents desperately trying to make ends meet for their family

  • Help ensure another senior citizen isn’t forced to choose between paying for medicine or food.

To Make a Donation, click here and then click the button labeled “Donate now”.

 

To Join our Team and fundraise with us, click here, then click the “Join Team” button.

Please no checks

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

Give By Mail

Donate Food

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Checks can be mailed to: 

Suthers Center for Christian Outreach

PO BOX 80568

Chamblee, GA 30366

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To donate food, click here.

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. 

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

Mother Teresa

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Food Needed

Food Needed Now 

Suthers Center purchases many items from the Atlanta Community Food Bank in Atlanta. However, some items are not available to meet the needs, or to provide some variety. Listed below are those items we can use now. Thank you for any items you are able to donate!

Updated List of Items Needed for 

Suthers Food Pantry 2024

 

Donate from the following list: (please, no glass jars)

  • Apples and Oranges

  • Fresh Fruit

  • Microwave Meals

  • Tuna Pouches

  • Vienna Sausages

  • Small Jars of Peanut Butter

Donations may be dropped off at the Food Pantry on Thursday mornings from 8:30-10:00 or Saturday mornings from 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 am. For other food donation arrangements, please either call 404.228.0777 or email sutherscenter@gmail.com. Volunteers are also welcomed! 

Volunteer

Food Pantry Volunteers

Volunteers Packing Food

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. 

 

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

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