Mission: Action Ministries mobilizes communities to address the challenges of poverty by focusing on hunger relief and housing.
If you are need of rapid rehousing, please consider the following qualifications: (1) must be an individual, family or unaccompanied youth in need; (2) at imminent risk of becoming homeless or who is currently homeless; (3) between the ages of 18-24.
To learn more or to find out if you are eligible, please call (404) 881-1991 ext. 5608 or (888) 206-7372. Please leave a voicemail and your call will be returned in queue.
Partnering with clients at risk of becoming homeless or are currently experiencing homelessness, archway housing programs like Trinity Assessment Center (TAC) identify safe, secure, and affordable options, providing clients with long-term, wrap-around support to provide and preserve the sustainable housing necessary to regain self-sufficiency.
In addition to securely housing families, Action Empowers helps house individuals and youth, providing intensive case management and individualized coaching designed to address unique barriers to self-sufficiency, implementing vital resources like counseling, educational enhancement, employment and career services, life skills classes, and more.
Action Thrives ensures that men and women who are currently homeless and have a disability are given access to stable housing, case management and the resources necessary to live as independently as possible. We recognizes that some of our neighbors who are disabled need financial and relational support indefinitely. Our services empower people who have complex challenges to manage their lives with greater stability, autonomy, and dignity.
Our hunger relief programs are uniquely tailored to the communities we serve. Action Ministries’ network of volunteers, food pantries, community kitchens, and childhood feeding programs improves access to fresh meat and produce, prepared meals and pantry foods in our local communities.
Women’s Community Kitchen
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
9:00am and 12:00pm
458 Ponce de Leon Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30308 (Map)
* Serving women and children only
12:30pm to 2:00pm
Trinity United Methodist Church
265 Washington Street SW
Atlanta, GA 30303 (Map)
Bagwell Food Pantry
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
10:00m to 11:30am
The Faith Center Warehouse
207 E 19th Street (Map)
Our mission is to fight hunger by engaging, educating, and empowering our community.
Need help locating a food pantry near you or assistance with securing food, healthcare, childcare, or other necessities? Text ‘FINDFOOD’ (COMIDA for Spanish) to 888-976-2232.
Venable Food Pantry
The Venable Food Pantry is located on the second floor of the Smith Building and is open Mondays – Thursdays from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. The pantry is stocked with food secured from the Atlanta Community Food Bank, local vendors, and church & community members. In a single year, approximately 131,000 pounds (nearly 62 tons) of food are distributed from the Venable Food Pantry.
REQUIREMENTS FOR SERVICE
Proof of residence (Lease, utility bill, and SS numbers for all household members. No cell phone bills please.)
Lunch Bags (Sandwich, granola bar, drink, hand sanitizer, and fruit when possible)
Served Mondays – Thursdays to approximately 140 individuals starting at 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. We welcome all guests for this service.
Sunday Morning Prayer Breakfast
Each Sunday morning at 6:30 a.m., we welcome all guests for a to-go breakfast served in Fifield Hall.
REQUIREMENTS FOR SERVICE
Everyone is welcome
Public Benefits Applications Assistance
With public libraries closed, access to computers and internet service is non-existent for many individuals. Subsequently, we are currently providing that access by assisting non-tax filer individuals apply for stimulus checks. We also assist individuals with applying for and submitting food stamp applications, apply for social security cards and file for unemployment insurance benefits. This service is available Mondays – Thursdays from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
REQUIREMENTS FOR SERVICE
Social security number
Our mission is to investigate and then raise public awareness about the many problems that are facing families and individuals that are at risk of slipping into poverty or that are living in poverty, and then to mobilize financial resources, products and volunteers to solve those problems and stabilize those households.
By Appointment by Phone Only: 404-755-3353, Tuesdays-Fridays, 10:ooAM- 5:00PM
Each year from November 1 to March 31, The Shrine ministers to a small portion of the homeless along with numerous organizations and churches by being a part of the Central Night Shelter. The Shrine hosts 30-35 of the 100+ guests and by providing sack lunches, dinner, and overnight assistance for approximately 30 of the 150 nights.
Our signup each season begins in September with several Sign-up Sundays held after the Masses. If you want to check out our schedule, click the Shrine Night Shelter Schedule.
Foot Care Night
Shelter Footcare is an opportunity to be with guests at our Shelter and respond to the Gospel’s call to be in the company of and serve the poor. This very rewarding experience is available on Wednesday nights, November 1 through March 31. Some required training is provided so that volunteers can take care of guest’s weary feet.
St. Francis Table also offers a Food Pantry and a Morning Sandwich Ministry.
St. Francis Table | Catholic Shrine Atl (catholicshrineatlanta.org)
The Food Pantry is scheduled from 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Written referrals are required from participating agencies to receive food from the pantry. Some of the referring agencies include Atlanta Outreach Project, Living Room, Making a Way, Mercy Care, Quest 35, Quest Village, Veteran’s Empowerment Organization, and Welcome House.
Morning Sandwich Ministry
The Morning Sandwich Ministry is open from 9:00 AM to 9:30 AM on Monday through Friday.
No referrals are required for the Morning Sandwich Ministry.