Give Kids Summer Lunches and School Supplies!

By Community Assistance Center. April 25, 2019

Community Assistance Center Summer Program for Kids gives local children in need some basic necessities that their families struggle to provide.

Just $40 provides a child with:
15 lunches for 3 weeks
a new backpack filled with school supplies
You can give a child both for $80!

Give Summer Lunches!

Community Assistance Center's Summer Lunch Bag program helps families that have difficulty meeting food needs in the summer when children are home and not receiving free meals at school. Each lunch bag contains 5 easy to prepare lunches. With your support, we are providing 3,000 lunch bags, or 15,000 lunches, to children in need.  More than 600 children are receiving 4 or more lunch bags each.
$40 gives a child 3 Summer Lunch Bags containing 15 lunches!

Give Tools for School!   

Let’s empower students throughout our community! Community Assistance Center is dedicated to ensuring that every child is prepared to learn and succeed in the classroom by providing free school supplies to local kids most in need.

Children of families that struggle financially often go to school without the necessary tools to learn. Studies show that when kids have school supplies of their own, classroom behavior and grades improve, self-esteem strengthens, and kids develop better attitudes toward school and learning.

Please help the Community Assistance Center prepare 900 local children for the start of school with new backpacks and school supplies. When you donate to CAC’s Tools for School, your dollar goes further thanks to wholesale purchasing by CAC!

Just $40 gives a child a new backpack and school supplies! (retail cost $60 each)

  • Select the school for which you’d like to help students.
  • Select the number of backpacks with supplies you’d like to donate.
  • CAC packs for you school supplies per school and grade requirements!

New backpacks with school supplies will be distributed to children in late July. Donations are accepted year-round.

Read more about how giving school supplies helps local working families.

The Community Assistance Center serves residents of Sandy Springs and Dunwoody. To apply for assistance please call the helpline at 770.552.4015 for an appointment or send a request thru the Community Assistance Center website, HERE.

Community Assistance Center provides emergency assistance to residents of Sandy Springs and Dunwoody, GA. Assistance of food, clothing and emergency financial assistance is available to those who qualify.

Applicants seeking assistance must make an appointment, call the Helpline (770) 552-4015. The following documents must be brought to your appointment:

  • Identification: Social Security card or picture ID.
  • Proof of Residency: Copy of current apartment lease or mortgage. Adults not named on the lease must provide proof of address.
  • Documentation for all Residents Living at a Given Address: Social Security cards or picture IDs or for children, proof of school enrollment or birth certificate.
  • Proof of Income:  May be provided by a pay stub, IRS tax documentation, or AFDC/Food stamp letter.

Applicants seeking Emergency Financial Assistance must bring all of the above plus the following:

  • Proof of Loss of Income or Financial Need: For example, separation notice, medical bills or payment receipts, etc. Client’s name must appear on the bill being submitted for documentation
Register Kids for Free Summer Lunches and School Supplies!

Register children for free summer lunches and school supplies from CAC! The program is open to school-age children of lower-income families who reside in the cities of Sandy Springs and Dunwoody.

CAC’s Summer Lunch Bag program helps families that have difficulty meeting food needs in the summer when children are home and not receiving free meals at school. Each lunch bag contains 5 easy to prepare lunches. With the support of donors, CAC is aiming to provide 3,000 lunch bags, or 15,000 lunches, to more than 600 local children. Children may receive 4 or more lunch bags each based on availability.

CAC’s Tools for School program provides up to 900 students with new backpacks filled with school supplies custom packed per school and grade requirements.

Registration :
June 1, 2019, from 9 am – 1 pm, at CAC, 1130 Hightower Trail, Sandy Springs GA 30350.
Beginning April 15, 2019: Current CAC Clients with appointments for other services register at that time at both CAC offices: 1130 Hightower Trail Sandy Springs, GA 30350 and 120 Northwood Drive N.E. Sandy Springs, GA 30342 

Required Information:  Please bring this documentation with you to CAC in case it is not updated in CAC records:

  • Parents’ picture ID and children’s ID (birth certificate)
  • Current lease, mortgage or proof of residence
  • Current income (paystub, W2, SNAP letter, EBT card, Medicaid/PeachCare cards)
  • Proof of current year school enrollment (report card, Free/Reduced Price Lunch letter, ID)

By Appointment Only WITH Program Voucher
At CAC Hightower Trail and Northwood Drive offices

SUMMER LUNCHES: Saturday, June 1 & Saturday, July 13
SCHOOL SUPPLIES: Monday, August 5 or Tuesday, August 6

The Community Assistance Center is located at 1130 Hightower Trail in Sandy Springs, GA 30350.   The Community Assistance Center can be reached by phone: (770) 552-4889 or emailCommunity Assistance Center's Helpline is 770.552.4015.   Community Assistance Centeris also on Facebook,Linkedin,and Twitter.

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