Food Insecurity Solutions

Resources for those who are Food Insecure during this time. (Also see the Help The Homeless link and Community Resources link above)

Find Local Pantries

Food pantries


The Atlanta Community Food Bank is launching a text service, so those in need can find their nearest food pantries.

The Food Bank supplies food to nonprofits in 29 metro Atlanta and North Georgia counties. The organization says based on experiences during other disasters , like during Hurricane Katrina and the Great Recession, people here are vulnerable to large-scale travel and convention cancellation, so the Food Bank has been preparing for a spike in need. Now, for people who need help, the Food Bank is also offering a text service.

How it works: Text “findfood” with no space in between the words, or, in Spanish, “comida” to 888-976-2232. The service will then prompt you to text a zip code, then will respond with the three nearest food pantries.

1. Schools

Contact the school social worker or pta

Cobb schools

The pickup times are from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at the following locations:

Acworth Elementary School (4220 Cantrell Road, Acworth)

Bryant Elementary School (6800 Factory Shoals Road, Mableton)

Campbell HS (5265 Ward Street, Smyrna) Compton Elementary School (3450 New Macland Road, Powder Springs)

East Cobb Middle School (825 Terrell Mill Road, Marietta)

Garrett Middle School (5235 Austell-Powder Springs Road, Austell)

Osborne High (2451 Favor Road, Marietta)

Riverside Intermediate School (285 South Gordon Road, Mableton)

2. Food/Emergency help

2.a. Contact Danielle at Cobb Moms Helping Cobb Facebook group if you desperately need shelter or food.


Cobb County Food Banks is a facebook group

3. Filling the gap in Marietta and Cobb


Red Cross For emergency support in crisis situations

CERT can help in crisis and emergency situations

211 United Way

Also consider Dialing 211 to get United Way - they can help you find solutions to many problems

4. Educational Organizations

First try the school of your own children to see if they have a Pantry or if the PTA can provide help and support. If not, try the DOE see below.

Cobb schools

Cobb schools are working with Must Ministries to provide food for needy kids during the crisis

Cobb and Must

Cherokee Schools

Cherokee schools

Marietta Schools

Other Schools in Atlanta Metro

Schools in Atlanta Metro

From GaDOE:

Beginning Monday, March 16, 2020, all APS students can daily receive free bagged meals at 5 school sites that will be open for food distribution Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Douglass High School

Cleveland Ave Elementary School

Bunche Middle School

Sylvan Middle School

Phoenix Academy

Beginning Monday, March 16, 2020, APS partner, GOODR, will provide ready to eat meals at the following local community sites:

Hosea Williams Feed The Hungry (4779 Mindy St. Atlanta, GA. 30366 * 404-755-3353)

Food Pantry - Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 10 a.m. - Noon

Bring ID and Social Security Card

Loaves and Fishes @ St.John the Wonderworker Parish (543 Cherokee Ave., SE Atlanta, GA. 30312 * 678-373-9433) Serves food Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Beginning Monday, March 23, 2020, all APS families can report to one of the 5 open APS school sites Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. to receive a bag of shelf stable grocery items from the Atlanta Community Food Bank.

Beth day memorial Food bank

Beth day food bank

5. Capozzi pizza and pasta

Contact them via their Facebook page. Here is their message:

Please let me know...just send me a private message...completely confidential.

If early school closures have you concerned about your child or know a child not being able to eat breakfast or lunch let us know. We need to watch out for one another in these times and I’ll do whatever I can to make sure no kid is hungry..

Do not be ashamed we all need help at times. Kids depend on these meals more than we think. ❤️❤️❤️


Update.. BLOWN AWAY, by the outpour and response of this y’all are amazing! We’ve had several people ask how they can help. We can take Vemno donations or PayPal if you’d wish to help, please PM if you’d like!!!

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