There are many ways to help people in need not only during the holiday season but also throughout the year.
Here are a few organizations to consider supporting.
The Friends of St. Martin de Porres Food Ministry at Holy Cross Catholic Church, in operation since 1982, feeds families in crisis, the homeless and children in need. Men and women are needed to fill volunteer positions in the food pantry, to pick up food and handle other tasks.
The Friends of St. Martin de Porres Food Pantry is open Tuesday-Friday 9 a.m. -11:45. a.m. Donations of nonperishable food items can be made during pantry hours. Call 770-939-3501 or visit the food pantry office in the back of Holy Cross Catholic Church at 3773 Chamblee Tucker Road, Atlanta, GA 30341 during pantry hours for information.
Wellspring Living is dedicated to helping domestic sex trafficking victims and the ‘at risk’ develop the courage to move forward and the confidence to succeed with Wellspring Living for Girls which provides secure housing, trauma therapy, education, life skills and confidence and Thrive Academy which focuses on providing personalized education, life skills and therapy for survivors and those at risk. You can help with monetary donations, volunteering, becoming a mentor and shopping at or donating items to one of the the Wellspring retail stores that includes Toco Hill Treasures, 2899A North Druid Hills Road, Atlanta, 30329, open Monday –Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (donation hours until 4 p.m.)
For information visit: wellsprinliving.org.
The Atlanta Community Food Bank works with more than 600 nonprofit partners, including food pantries, community kitchens, child care centers, night shelters and senior centers to distribute over 50 million meals to more than 750,000 people in 29 counties across metro Atlanta and North Geor-gia. You can help by donating, volunteering, advocating, planting vegetables in your community gar-den and more.
For information visit: acfb.org.
–Story & Photo by Dean Hesse