Working to keep Clarkston healthy through community collaboration

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.

Food Co-op

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.

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CCC Food Pantry

Food Pantry

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 ChurchOak Grove United Methodist ChurchHands On Atlanta, and the Atlanta Community Food Bank.  


As an organization serving the Dekalb County area, we aim to ensure that our residents have access to free health services as well.  Each month we will seek to host monthly free health fairs in partnership with Mercer University College of Pharmacy.  Some of the services that will be offered are blood glucose screening, blood cholesterol screening, and mental health sessions to name a few.  Feel free to contact us for additional information or questions at [email protected] or call 404-508-1050.

Class schedule

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.

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