Athens Area Homeless Shelter

Provide Groceries for Families in Shelter

UPDATE 4/2/2020: Thank you so much to all who've provided groceries to families so far during this crisis. Your support for families experiencing homelessness during this crisis has truly made an impact and means the world to us. Our current grocery needs and donation drop off locations have changed. Please read the information below entirely and email Olivia Amato at [email protected] with any questions regarding these changes.

During the COVID-19 crisis, we are sheltering and housing families at two locations in Athens. To help support the families in both programs, we are needing grocery volunteers/donors to provide basic food while families shelter in place. 

While our families in Bridge to Home are still sheltering in place at our 205 Bray St, the communal space at our Barber St. location was not able to properly support social distancing. Thanks to a new partnership with Tripp Moore of Best Western Athens and your community support, families in emergency shelter are now sheltered in more isolated spaces at the Best Western in Athens. This is the first time in 30 years our Barber Street shelter will be empty, but we are grateful to be able to proactively protect families’ health and well-being by providing hotel space while they continue seeking more stable housing.

Since our Barber Street location is not currently staffed, the grocery drop offs will now be accepted at our second location. Please drop off your grocery donations at 205 Bray Street Unit #412 Athens GA, 30601 between 1-2pm. When you arrive please leave groceries at the unit 412 door and contact our office line at 706-395-6889 once you are back in your car. We have staff members on site that will distribute food to families in both locations.

Please see the slots below to sign up to provide food and the list below for what's needed! 

AAHS Combined Family Grocery Needs (Currently sheltering 10 families) If you would like to provide all groceries listed, please sign up for both slots below.

Volunteer Slot 1

  • Milk (3 gal per drop off)
  • Lactaid (1 gal per drop off)
  • Almond Milk (shelf stable okay - 1 gal per drop off)
  • Cereal (fruit loops, lucky charms, cheerios, etc)
  • Fresh fruit (apples, oranges, bananas)

Volunteer Slot 2

  • Bread (3 loaves per drop off)
  • Juice (apple and orange - gallons)
  • Eggs (2 dozen per drop off)
  • Cereal (fruit loops, lucky charms, cheerios, etc)
  • Sliced cheese
  • Sandwich meat

Thank you again for supporting families during this trying time! We are so grateful. Please email Olivia Amato at [email protected] with any questions regarding this opportunity.

Location: 620 Barber Street
620 Barber St, Athens, GA 30601

Created by:   Volunteer Coordinator
 
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