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Throughout Georgia, a network of dedicated volunteers and community partners are joining together to serve their neighbors in need. In Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, CovingtonGainesville and Rome, as well as through our programs such as Breakthru House and Housing, and our regional initiatives Smart Lunch, Smart Kid and Feed the Hungry, we are serving more Georgians than ever before. When you get involved in breaking the cycle of poverty for your neighbors in need, it’s not just their lives that are changed. It’s YOURS, too!

Volunteer Opportunities

Where? Metro Atlanta

Smart Lunch, Smart Kid

Nearly 1 million children in Georgia schools are eligible to receive free or reduced-price lunch, a crucial meal that disappears in the summer and during school holidays. We need people to prepare lunches and deliver them to children in the community during Thanksgiving break. We also need donations for enrichment program activity bins. See list here.

  • LOCATION: Drop-off (Dekalb County): 4315 Church St. Tucker, Ga. M-F, 9 – 10:45 a.m.
  • CONTACT: Amy Olvey, program director for hunger programs, 404-593-8190 
  • SIGN UP NOW: Dekalb County
Feed the Hungry

We are packing 1,500 food boxes for needy families at our warehouse in November. Nov. 17 (Thurs.): 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., 10 volunteers needed to help unload truck/pack food boxes; Nov. 19 (Sat.): 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., 40 volunteers needed to pack food boxes; Nov. 22 (Tues.): 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., 40 volunteers needed to pack food boxes; Nov. 22 (Tues.): 12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m., 40 volunteers needed to pack food boxes.

Women’s Community Kitchen

Provide or serve a meal at the Women’s Community Kitchen.

Breakthru House

Organize a group of friends (4-6 volunteers) to bring and share a meal with Breakthru clients. Supper Club is ideal for first-time volunteer groups. Second Wednesday of the month from 6 to 8 p.m.

Action Ministries Housing

Donate items for a welcome kit for families transitioning out of homelessness.

  • LOCATION: Action Ministries Housing, 1017 Edgewood Ave, Atlanta, GA 30307
  • CONTACT: Marvin Nesbitt, vice president of Housing
Welcome House

Lead a creativity night or game night with interns from the Candler School of Theology to encourage residents to socialize and practice creative expression. Assist with a library redesign project or a gardening revitalization project. All new volunteers must attend a volunteer orientation.

  • LOCATION: Welcome House, 234 Memorial Drive SW, Atlanta, GA 30303
  • CONTACT: Renee Howze, resident life enrichment coordinator

Where? Athens

Our Daily Bread

I-AM-bubbleProvide items to create personal care kits for guests of Our Daily Bread. Deliver any weekday between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. until Friday, Dec. 16. Click here for details

  • LOCATION: Fellowship Hall of Chapelwood UMC, 100 Janice Drive (off of Whitehead Road), Athens, GA 
  • CONTACT: Solomon Smothers, regional director

Provide a meal at Our Daily Bread. Breakfast is served at 8 a.m., and lunch is served at noon, Monday through Friday. Sack meals are served at noon on Saturdays and 3 p.m. on Sundays. Click on Volunteer Guide for Serving at Our Daily Bread.

Where? Augusta

Maxwell House
Provide birthday cake, a healthy snack and beverages for monthly birthday party at Maxwell House. Parties happen the first week of the month, with some flexibility. Provide tickets to local sporting events, theater events or concerts, and join residents for fun and fellowship.   

Where? Covington

SuperPacks

Help fund or prepare SuperPacks, weekend meals for at-risk children.

  • LOCATION: 2160 Church Street, Covington, GA 30014
  • CONTACT: Tamara Richardson, area director

Where? Gainesville

Serve as a case manager volunteer, answer phones or pick up food boxes at Feed the Hungry warehouse and bring to Gainesville.

Where? Rome

Backpack Buddies

Donate, pack and deliver backpacks containing four meals to children in need to feed them over the weekends. Deliveries take place on Thursdays and Fridays.

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