What is the Hope Food Pantry?
Our Hope Food Pantry is one of our community service ministries that is organized and operated by a group of dedicated church members and volunteers. Our Hope Food Pantry works in conjunction with the Atlanta Community Food Bank and the local grocery stores to provide free groceries to the residents of Newton and Rockdale Counties.
You must have a valid government-issued ID or proof of address proving your current location of residence.
When is the Hope Food Pantry open?
Hope Food Pantry is usually open Sundays from 2 pm to 7 pm except on major national holidays. The Hope Food Pantry may close earlier if the food runs out before 7 pm. There are sometimes unexpected updates to our food pantry schedule, so please be sure to check our calendar of events before coming.
Does the Hope Food Pantry deliver food or provide transportation?
At this time, we do not have the capacity to deliver food nor provide transportation.
What is the Mobile Food Truck and when does it come by?
The Mobile Food Truck brings extra groceries to our food pantry once per month on a given day during the week. Food distribution for the Mobile Food Truck will be once per month (days vary) from 2 pm to 7 pm (or until food runs out). The schedule of the Mobile Food Truck is highly subject to change, so please be sure to check our our Calendar of Events to see exactly which day and time during the month the Mobile Food Truck will come by.
What can I expect the first time?
If you're a first-time Hope Food Pantry recipient, you can expect to fill out all the necessary registration paperwork before you collect your free groceries. You will receive a number, then wait for your number to called. Also, while you sit in the waiting area, members of our Prayer Ministry will pray for you as per request and may provide you with free gifts of Bible-based literature. When your number is called, you will receive a cart and go into the pantry area where you can choose your food from well-organized shelves. If you visit again, you will only have to sign in and wait for your turn.
Are there any requirements?
In order to receive the free groceries, you must be a resident of Newton or Rockdale Counties. A valid, government-issued ID (example: a driver's license) is required without exceptions. If you have recently moved to Rockdale or Newton County, you may bring a proof of address (i.e. a bill).
What kind of food will I get?
We cannot tell you exactly what kinds of food will be available, because what we receive is based on what the local grocery stores have available donate weekly. However, we usually receive a diverse amount of fresh fruits/veggies, non-perishable/canned goods, cereals, grains, pasta, seasonings/spices, packaged snack foods, bottled water, fruit juice, soft drinks, various frozen foods and sometimes poultry/meat/diary products.
Will it cost anything?
Our Hope Food Pantry provides food completely free of charge thanks to the generous donations of our local grocery stores and the Atlanta Community Food Bank.
How can I become a volunteer for the Hope Food Pantry?
In order to become a volunteer for our Hope Food Pantry, please email our Community Service Director, Edward Cassell at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 770 483 0764.
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