With more than 350,000 children identified as food insecure, United Way of Greater Atlanta has continuously committed to combating food insecurity; understanding that full bellies lead to greater potential of those we serve. COVID-19 amplified the reality that our most underserved communities would suffer disproportionate effects of the virus-food at the top of the list. Access to food was grossly disrupted for hundreds of thousands of individuals and families, students, seniors, and homeless. As partners for more than 100 years, UWGA is proud to join Coca-Cola in hosting Coca-Cola Week of Service; serving diverse communities and meeting the needs of those who need us most.
Join us for a variety of volunteer opportunities geared towards tackling food insecurity in Greater Atlanta.
Impact of COVID-19: Food Insecurity (Atlanta Community Food Bank, Feed America, GoodR, UWGA)
July 27th | 12pm-1pm
Volunteers will join an expert panel to discuss food insecurity and its impact. The goal is for volunteers to have a better understanding of what food insecurity is and learn how COVID-19 impacted vulnerable communities, how race & equity plays a part, and post COVID strategies to address the issue. Volunteers will be given a call to action to participate in their local community.
Create SnackPacks for Girls Inc. & Easter Seals of North Georgia
With the developments in COVID-19 enforcing social distancing measures and the alarming unemployment rate in our communities, agencies are dealing with an overwhelming increase in individuals in need of meals. Volunteers are needed to create Snack Packs to assist in serving the youth at Girls Inc. and Easter Seals of North Georgia. All donations must be delivered to 63 Auburn Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30303 between the hours of 9am-12pm from July 27th-July 30th.
Create PowerPacks for Gateway Center, Lost-n-Found Youth & Jerusalem House
PowerPacks are the adult version of our classic SnackPacks, which will provide a full and balanced meal for adults in the community who don't have regular access to food. Whether individuals are limited by their financial situation or by living in a food desert, PowerPacks bring relief to hunger. All donations must be delivered to 63 Auburn Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30303 between the hours of 9am-12pm from July 27th-July 30th.
Make Sack Lunches for Covenant House and Home of Hope Gwinnett Children's Shelter
Crisis, hunger, and homelessness can happen at any time to virtually anyone. Join in the ongoing efforts of feeding communities within Metro Atlanta by preparing meal kits to serve to homeless youth. Volunteer engagement includes packing a sack lunch to benefit our partner agencies serving clients at this time. All donations must be delivered to 63 Auburn Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30303 between the hours of 9am-12pm on July 27th and July 28th.
All in-person opportunities have been vetted following CDC guidelines. Volunteers are required to wear face masks during each opportunity, and additional personal protective equipment will be available on-site, if needed.
Food Well Alliance
July 27th | 8am-11am
800 United Ave, Atlanta, GA 30316
Volunteers will be planting, mulching, cleaning up the compost and harvesting the remainder of the summer crops.
Hearts to Nourish Hope
July 28th | 9am-12pm
640 GA-138, Riverdale GA 30274
Volunteers are needed to assist in the food pantry to make food boxes to distribute and assist clients with loading donations into their vehicles.
Historic Westside Gardens
July 28th | 9am-12pm
1211 Joseph E. Boone Blvd. NW, Atlanta GA 30314
Volunteers will do extensive gardening work such as weeding and planting, in addition to site improvements such as salvaging wood, turning soil, and garden plot maintenance.
Action Ministries Women's Kitchen
July 29th | 10am-12:30pm
458 Ponce De Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30308
Volunteers are needed to prepare and serve to-go meals for Action Ministries Women's Community Kitchen.
July 29th | 9am-12pm
181 Armour Dr. NE, Atlanta, GA 30324
Volunteers help to deliver meals to clients living throughout metro Atlanta. Routes average approximately 1 to 3 hours with 7-10 clients. Volunteers must have a valid driver's license, car insurance, and use their own vehicles.
Georgia Food and Resource Center
July 30th | 9:30am-2pm
470 Steele Dr, Hampton, GA 30228
Volunteers are needed to provide support during their weekly community distribution of donations to local families served by GFRC.
Southwest Ecumenical Emergency Assistance Center, Inc
July 30th | 8:30am-12:30pm
1040 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. Atlanta GA 30310
Volunteers will assist with sorting and distributing food and hygiene items for the clients of SWEEAC.
YMCA of Metro Atlanta
July 30th | 8am-12pm
1600 Pryor Rd SW Atlanta GA 30315
Volunteers are needed to pack and distribute food to the families served by the Y.
Clyde's Kitchen @ Crossroads
July 31st | 9am-12pm
3850 Tuggle Road, Buford, GA 30519
Volunteers are needed to maintain Crossroads Community Ministries' community gardens. Activities include turning soil, pulling weeds, and planting for next season's harvest. In addition to garden bed maintenance, volunteers are also needed to prepare and distribute a variety of sandwiches to donate to the individuals served by Clyde's Kitchen.
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