*more resources added 3/18/2020

It’s our goal to help our community find any resources they may need. Please come back as we will update this page as we learn of more resources for the Georgia community.

If you know of a change to any of the resources below, or know of other resources we are missing please let us know by email at info@sci4ga.org.

Healthcare and Medicine assistance:

Financial assistance:

Utilities:

Food Access:

  • Food 4 Life Atlanta Survival Program is providing free grocery deliveries as a covid-19 relieve initiative. Learn more at https://foodnotbombsatl.org/food4life-initiative-in-response-to-the-covid-19-crisis  
  • Exodus Outreach, Inc. at 251 Bona Rd. Buford, Georgia 30518 Telephone number – (770) 945-9064 
  • North Gwinnett Cooperative Ministry, 70 Wiley Dr. Buford, Georgia 30518, Dial (770) 271-9793 for information and hours.  
  • Duluth Cooperative Ministries – Hands of Christ, Location – 3395 Fox St., Duluth, GA 30096. Call – (770) 623-9563. A bag of groceries may be passed out, or staff can help very low-income residents apply for SNAP food stamps or other benefits. 
  • St. Vincent de Paul of Gwinnett, low income citizens, families with children or senior citizens, can receive free food, perishable goods. Call (678) 892-6163 for hours.  
  • McDonalds/Aaron Excellence, LLC restaurants in North Georgia (Rome/Turner McCall Blvd, Rome/Martha Berry Hwy, Summerville, Lafayette, Chickamauga) are offering free breakfast or lunch products for school kids aged 12 & under, when accompanied by a parent/guardian (child must be present). Breakfast 7-10 am: sausage biscuit, or McChicken biscuit, or Jelly Biscuit (Scratch-made). Lunch 11-2 pm: regular hamburger, or cheeseburger, or 4-piece McNugget.  
  • The US Department of Agriculture has authorized two waivers to allow Georgia to feed school children on the free and reduced-price lunch program. They are getting it set up now. Information should be out early next week.
  • Free grocery delivery in Atlanta: https://atlsurvival.org/
  • Food service workers in Georgia who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and/or those who are under doctor’s orders for a mandatory quarantine should ask for help at givingkitchen.org/help

Food Access via Schools:

  • Beginning March 16th, all Atlanta Public School students (with student ID) can receive daily free bagged meals at 5 school sites Monday-Friday from 10 am – 12 pm: Douglass High School, Cleveland Elementary, Bunche Middle School, Sylvan Middle School, Phoenix Academy (formerly Crim High School). On March 23, All Atlanta Public School families can report to these locations Monday-Friday from 10 am – 12 pm to receive a bag of shelf stable grocery items.
  • Banks County Public Schools will offer breakfast and lunches starting on Monday at the following locations beginning on Monday, March 16, 2020. All students are eligible for these free meals. If you have any questions regarding pickup locations or time, please call Mike Cleveland, Director of Transportation, at (706)206-8249.
    • These meals will be available to pick up on a first come first serve basis Monday through Friday at the several locations and times. Please check the website for more information.
  • Cherokee Public Schools will begin distributing to-go bags of food through drive through stations from 10am-noon on Monday March 16th and 23rd. These bags will include a week worth of breakfasts and lunches for a child. A child, infant to 18, must be present in order for a bag to be provided. Children can go to whatever location is closest to their home.
  • Clayton Public Schools will be providing breakfast and lunches at select sites beginning 3/16 on a grant and go basis.
  • Cobb County Public Schools is partnering with MUST Ministries to provide food to families in need. Food boxes will be available in a number of locations. Learn more at https://www.mustministries.org
  • DeKalb County School District will begin providing daily meal service for students on Monday, March 16th. All DeKalb County students can receive a free bagged lunch and snack daily Monday-Friday from 10 am – 12 pm at Cross Keys High School, Sequoyah Middle School, Idlewood Elementary School, Lithonia High School, Clarkston High School, Chapel Hill Middle School, Bethune Middle School, McNair Middle School
  • Fulton County Public Schools will start providing an opportunity for families to pick up meals at Lake Forest Elementary School, Mimosa Elementary School, Haynes Bridge Middle School, Tri-Cities High School, Banneker High School, and Langston Hughes High School starting March 16th.
  • Gwinnett County Schools will provide lunch for anyone 18 and younger at 68 school sites in the district at no cost. These sites will be open from 11 am – 1 pm, but the student must be present to receive the meal. Meal delivery is being coordinated now through the school buses. Meals will be delivered to bus stops. Check the Gwinnett County Public Schools website for final times and locations.
  • Henry County Schools are offering take-home meals starting Wednesday, March 18th at Locust Grove Elementary, Hampton Middle School, McDonough Middle School, and Stockbridge Middle School. Drive-thru line from 11 am – 1 pm weekdays from Wednesday the 18th through Thursday the 26th.
  • Marietta City Schools will be deploying buses to deliver food at 81 stops along 18 routes. They’re working out the details of this now.
  • Rockdale County Public Schools will begin mobile meal delivery routes in Rockdale beginning Tuesday the 17th for children 18 and under. Check the Rockdale Schools website for details.
  • Mobile Food Pantries will be available to support families on March 20th at 4pm at Forest Park Middle School and March 31st at 3pm at Riverdale Middle School  
  • Beginning Monday, March 16th, meals will be available at:
    • Hosea Feed the Hungry (4779 Mindy St, Atlanta, 30366, 404-755-3353). Food pantry Tuesday-Thursday, 10 am – 12 pm with ID and Social Security card)
    • Loaves and Fishes at St. John the Wonderworker Parish (543 Cherokee Ave SE, Atlanta 30312, 678-373-9433). Monday-Friday, 9 am – 10 am
    • Heritage Presbyterian Church in Acworth is opening their emergency pantry by appointment, 770-926-3558 ext 212. They will be pooling pantry resources for students and families of Cherokee County schools as well.
    • Action Ministries is also making an effort to feed children while schools are out: 1700 Century Circle NE, Atlanta 30345, 404-881-1991
    • Must Ministries in Marietta is providing free lunches for Cobb County Schools families in need
    • Tom and Chee restaurant is organizing school lunches for kids in Kennesaw.

Escaping Domestic Violence:

Immigration resources:

Other resources:

  • U-Haul is offering 30 days of free self-storage for college students impacted by campus closures
  • Atlanta Journal-Constitution is offering free e-subscriptions to help people stay informed
  • Helping Mamas remains open for baby supplies and period products but has limited their operations and suspended their safe sleep and car seat safety classes.
  • Old Fourth Distillery: giving away free hand sanitizer during their business hours. Bring your own container and make a donation

Check out our activities page to find a list of activities to keep you busy while you are practicing social distancing or self-isolating. Don’t forget to come back to these pages as we will update them as we learn more.

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