Other Georgia Services
Georgia Department of Human Services Application for Benefits
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Refugee Cash Assistance
To apply for these services, click here.
The Georgia Food Stamp Program (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), is a federally-funded program that provides monthly benefits to low-income households to help pay for the cost of food. A household may be one (1) person living alone, a family, or several unrelated individuals cohabitating who routinely purchase and prepare meals together. To learn more or sign up, click here.
The Benefits Outreach team at the Atlanta Community Food Bank continues to be available to families in need to apply for SNAP/Food Stamps over the phone. They also provide support for other benefits including Medicaid and WIC. Please have your clients call our benefits outreach team at 678-553-5917 or send an email to Benefits@acfb.org. You can share this great resource on social media using our English and Spanish language flyers.
"Ending Homelessness. It’s what Atlanta Mission is all about."
Atlanta Mission is a Christian nonprofit ministry serving Metro Atlanta's homeless population. The Mission provides emergency shelter, rehabilitation and recovery services, vocational training, services, and transitional housing.
"Atlanta Mission works to end homelessness, one person at a time, via a holistic approach — addressing the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of our guests. We have five facilities, each serving the needs of different segments of the homeless population. We serve men, women, and children who have lost jobs, faced eviction, been abused, battled addictions, fought mental illness, and much more. God cares about the whole person, and so do we."
Live on the Atlanta Community Food Bank Facebook page - Quarantine Kitchen video series!
All Things Healthy Eating
Eating Healthy on a Budget
Other Healthy Recipes
Additional Recipe Ideas
Zero Waste Recipes:
Food Waste is the Spookiest Part of Halloween
Like many other holidays, Halloween leads to an uptick in food waste when pumpkins are thrown off the porch and into the trash on November 1st. Check out our blog for some tips to carve this year's jack-o'-lantern sustainably!
Courtesy of Second Helpings.
Todd Ginsberg's Celery Leaves and Core Salad
Did you know that many plants are entirely edible? Root-to-stem cooking helps reduce food waste by using every part of the plant. The General Muir's Todd Ginsberg shares his Celery Leaves and Core Salad as a delicious way to reduce your food waste at home. For recipe, click here.
Zero Waste Vegetable Stock from Marc Pollack
Marc always has leftover ‘ends’ to his vegetables when preparing foundations for dishes, including things like mirepoix (onion, carrot & celery) or the holy trinity (green pepper, celery & onion). He says, “These make for a great base for vegetable stock, particularly if you add a couple of basic whole vegetables.” For the recipe, click here. Courtesy of Second Helpings.
Sign up for an Atlanta Community Food Bank newsletter that provides nutritional recipes. To sign up, click here.
COVID-19 Vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna: What's in them and how do they work?
To learn more, click here.
Three vaccines are now available - Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson-Janssen. To learn more about each vaccine, click here.
Georgia eligibility is open for everyone 16 years of age and older for the COVID vaccine.
Note: Pfizer is the only COVID vaccine currently approved for children aged 16 and older.
How to get a COVID-19 vaccine in metro Atlanta (11Alive.com)
Appointments are required to get a vaccine at the state-run vaccination sites. You can now register for vaccination appointments at MyVaccineGeorgia.com.
You can also check with private businesses providing the vaccines, including:
Laminate your COVID-19 vaccination card for free!
Protect your COVID-19 vaccination card especially if you'll need it to travel or enter a sporting event in the future. Both Staples and Office Depot locations will laminate your COVID-19 vaccination card for free. Office Depot requires a coupon and the promotion is valid through July 25,2021. According to CNN, the Staples offer does not have an end date. The CDC also suggests that you take a photo of your card and save it electronically.
Georgia Department of Health
COVID-19 Vaccines - Safe. Tested. Effective. To read about Georgia's COVID-19 vaccine plan, click here.
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19)
What to do it you are sick
10 Things You Can Do to Manage your COVID-19 Symptoms at Home
3 Key Steps to Take While Waiting for Your COVID-19 Test Result
What your test results mean
How to Protect Yourself and Others
Guidance for Large or Extended Families Living in the Same Household
How to Safely Wear and Take Off a Mask
DeKalb County Resources
DeKalb Country provides additional resources and services for individuals and families living in the county. For more information, click here.
DeKalb COVID-19 Citizens Assistance Program
File for Unemployment
Mental Health Assistance
Food Service Workers
DeKalb County Board of Health
To get help from Dekalb County Division of Department of Children and Family Services, click here.
For information on Chamblee Homeless Shelters & Services For The Needy, click here.
The Baby Café is an initiative between the DeKalb County Board of health and Reaching our Sisters Everywhere to help improve breastfeeding support services. A free resource for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers, this organization provides a way to obtain support and to share experiences with other mothers. During the coronavirus pandemic, the Baby Café will be held online instead of on a drop-in basis. Read more...
How Anthem, Humana quickly moved to meet food insecurity needs of MA members due to COVID-19. Read article...