The Intown Food Pantry has moved to the Druid Hills Presbyterian Church Campus, 1026 Ponce de Leon Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30306. The Pantry serves 80-100 men, women, and children each Saturday of the year. Guests make over 6,400 visits to the Pantry each year, receiving 69,000 pounds of food—enough food for 58,000 meals. Supporters of the pantry donate half of the food that is served.
Get Involved: Come by yourself or sign up a whole group on a Saturday from 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM. The Pantry utilizes 15–20 volunteers every week with no training needed. Youth groups and supervised children as young as 7 years old have volunteered in the past.
Food Pantry Volunteers
The Intown Food Pantry operates every Saturday out of Druid Hills Presbyterian Church , 1026 Ponce de Leon Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA, 30306. Volunteers arrive at 10:30 AM.
- 10:00 a.m. Volutneers arrive and begin preparation
- 10:30 a.m. Volunteer orientation, food sorting and packaging
- 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Guest Food Pick-up
- 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Clean up
- 1:30 p.m. Departure
Volunteers are needed on Saturday mornings (see details above). Please register online at the link above. The pantry roles are listed below for reference.
- Volunteer Coordinator: One needed each week. Coordinate, Schedule and provide for training for volunteers. Estimated workload: 2-5 hours per month. There are two Volunteer Coordinators.
- Distribution Leader: One needed each Saturday. Responsible for coordination and leadership of all activities onsite during food distribution. Expected work load: 4 hours one Saturday a month.
- Packer: 4 needed each Saturday – Works with the food. Prepare food packages for guest pickup or delivery. Expected work load: 4 hours one Saturday a month.
- Greeter (Welcome): 2 needed each Saturday. Receive and check-in guests who visit pantry. Expected work load: 3 hours one Saturday a month.
- Greeter (Hospitality): 2 needed each Saturday. Prepare coffee, drinks and pastries for our guests on Saturday and be with them as they wait to be interviewed and served.
- Delivery Driver & Delivery Driver Helper: One each needed each Saturday. Deliver food to disabled guests who are not able to come to the shelter. Expected workload 2 hours one Saturday a month.
- Interviewer: 3-4 needed each Saturday. Interview guests at the food pantry to determine needs and foods availability.
- Runner: two needed each Saturday. Presents packed food to guests and answers any questions.
Food Pantry Needs
Pop top cans are especially helpful for clients without access to a can opener or kitchen.
The Intown Food Pantry serves many individuals experiencing homelessness so individual-sized items are greatly appreciated.
There is always a need for the following regularly stocked items:
Canned Tuna, Canned Chicken, Chunky Soups, Canned Meats, Canned Beef Stew, Canned Beans, Baked Beans, Canned Chili
Powdered Milk, Instant Breakfast Drinks
Canned Vegetables, Vegetable Soup, Canned Tomato Products, Spaghetti Sauce, V-8 Juice
Canned Fruit, Raisins, Applesauce, Dried Fruits, Fruit Leather (100% fruit), Canned & Boxed 100% Juice
Oils & Sweets
Vegetable Oil, Jelly and Jam, Mayonnaise, Pastries
Rice & Pasta
Canned Pasta and Ravioli, Rice and Rice Mixes, Noodle Mixes, Dry Noodles and Pastas, Macaroni and Cheese Mix
Cereals & Crackers
Cold Cereals, Bran Cereal, Shredded Wheat, Hot Cereal Mixes, Oatmeal, Bread & Muffin Mixes, Pancake Mix, Whole-Grain Crackers, Granola Bars, Graham Crackers
*PLEASE NOTE: While many of our contributors may be in the habit of making donations at their place of worship, donations may be delivered directly to Druid Hills United Methodist Church. Please deliver weekdays during working hours or to Food Pantry personnel at Druid Hills United Methodist on Saturday mornings before 10 a.m. The need is great and donations are welcome any time!