Who We Serve
Since its inception in 2011, we have served over 500 families. If you are in need of food assistance, you can come to pantry on the dates and times listed below. Please come by 10:00 am to ensure you can be served. Bring a photo ID. (However, you will not be turned away if you do not have one.)
Also, to increase the amount of families that are able to receive food assistance, each household will only be able to receive food assistance one time per month.
Days and Hours
The Cares 4 Clarkston Food Panty is open two Saturdays each month from 9:30 – 11:30 am. The dates are found in the events calendar.
Address and Directions
3919 Church Street
Clarkston, GA 30021
If you have questions about our services or are interested in getting involved, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer for Pantry
It takes a community-wide effort to operate this pantry. Volunteer jobs range from volunteering in the pantry garden, to interviewing clients, sorting through donations and food distribution. If you are interested in volunteering for the pantry, the best way to sign up is via the Hands on Atlanta website. You can also send an email indicating interest to Justine Okello at email@example.com.
There are two types of drives that you can hold for the Caring for Clarkston Food Pantry:
Food Drive: Collect non-perishable food donations and monetary donations at your work, church or in your neighborhood. Scroll down to view our most needed items. Food drives provide some of the healthiest and highest-quality food C4C receives. Food donations provide a link between you, the donor, and people who are hungry.
Fund Drive: Monetary donations also allow C4C to purchase bulk food to be repacked by volunteers. For every dollar donated we can provide up to $5 worth of food value. Because we make large, bulk purchases, our cost per pound of food is far lower than that of food bought at retail prices by individuals. Cash donations also help support our innovative programs to address the root causes of hunger through advocacy and education.
Both food and funds matter. Regardless of which method you choose, these drives make an incredible difference for struggling families around Clarkston and surrounding communities.
Garden Fresh Produce
If you operate a farm or garden, consider donating some of the fruits of your labor to the C4C Food Pantry. These fresh food offerings are very valuable because they don’t have additives, fat, or sugar added and retain their nutritional density. We have a partnership with Paideia school to supply fresh vegetables to the pantry. Their students grow, harvest and deliver seasonal produce to the pantry 24 times a year. With the help of volunteers, we also grow and harvest food in the pantry garden. Nevertheless, we are still in need of more fruits and vegetables. If you have some edges of your field that need to be cleared, we can sometimes come harvest. Otherwise, we can accept fresh donations by making arrangements with Justine at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monetary donations can be mailed to The Clarkston Community Center, POB 217, Clarkston, GA 30021. Food donations can be delivered to the Clarkston Community Center by appointment. To ensure that someone is here to receive your donation, please email Justine to make arrangements.
Please check the expiration dates on all food being donated. It is our policy to discard expired food.
Because this pantry is part of our Healthy Living Initiative, we do ask donors to think twice before dropping ramen noodles and frosted cereals in donation barrels. Many commonly donated foods are high in salt, sugar or calories, making them poor choices for people with high blood pressure, diabetes and other diet-related health problems. With more people turning to our food pantry and for longer periods of time, we need donations but we’d like to see people give the kind of healthy and nutritious items they’d serve to their own families. For a list of frequently requested items, please click here.
Even with all of these successful partnerships, we still need support from people and organizations, like yourselves, who can donate food or money to help meet the needs of the people we serve. Thanks to these generous contributors for your donations!