Explore our healthy living programs
We care deeply about the health and well being of our fellow citizens. One crucial component of health is the food that Clarkston residents eat. For years the Clarkston Community Center has dedicated itself to creating a space for fresh, healthy food to be grown, donated, and distributed, in order to promote healthy living among all of our neighbors.
One of our goals is to be a source of nutritious food for low-income Clarkston residents and to build intercultural relationships and a stronger community around food. Clarkston Community Food Co-operative members receive food once a month from the Atlanta Community Food Bank and other local food organizations. The Community Center purchases food from the Atlanta Community Food Bank and brings it to the Center for distribution.
When people are in need, emergency assistance with food and necessities coupled with education and skill development improves their ability to overcome life’s challenges.
The Food Pantry opened in September 2011 and provides low-income families with food once a month, and is open weekly for emergency assistance. Naturally grown foods from the Community Center Garden are also provided to supplement canned and packaged foods.
The pantry is possible through a partnership with the Clarkston United Methodist Church, Oak Grove United Methodist Church, Hands On Atlanta, and the Atlanta Community Food Bank.
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Clarkston Community Center is also proud to offer a wide range of classes for all walks of life. Don't miss the opportunity to share in our weekly and special events.