Community Assistance Center (CAC) needs Volunteers!

Outside Market, Thrift Store Re-Opening, Back to School Drive!

By Community Assistance Center (CAC) August 12, 2020
The new pantry outdoor market offers client choice.

Here at the Community Assistance Center (CAC) we are making every effort to re-open some of our services face-to-face in the safest ways possible for everyone; volunteers, clients, staff, and the general public.  We have implemented safety measures that exceed CDC recommendations including requiring masks, 6 feet social distancing, reducing the number of people allowed at once, temperature checks, routine sanitizing, and more.

The food pantry self-shop market format has returned as an outside market! This allows for client choice under the safest conditions.  The new outdoor market is located at the back of the food pantry building under the large awning.

Upscale Thrift will re-open the week of August 17 for shopping on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays and donations on Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30 am-1:30 pm.

In the upcoming months, you will continue to see changes as we determine ways to best provide all Community Assistance Center (CAC) services. We look forward to welcoming back our Community Assistance Center (CAC) community in the safest ways possible. Please read CAC's COVID-19 Safety Protocols here.

Please Donate Food for Local Families

The Community Assistance Center (CAC) is giving food to about 300 families a week and the pantry is low on important staples.  If you are able to donate food, CAC is in need of these items:

  • Rice
  • Soup
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Canned Pasta Meals (ravioli etc.)  
  • Canned Vegetables (green beans, peas, mixed)
  • Meat Entrees (canned chili, beef stew, Hormel Completes)
  • Juice and Milk boxes for kids
  • Baking Mixes (muffins, biscuits, cake etc.

Food Pantry Hours for Donations & Distribution
9:30 am - 1:30 pm, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
CAC Food Pantry, 8607 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs, GA 30350

Volunteers Needed!

Volunteers are needed so that the Community Assistance Center (CAC) can continue to provide services. In-person and remote opportunities available! Returning and new volunteers welcome! If you have the heart and the time, we can find a job for you!

  • The new outdoor market food pantry needs volunteers for check-in, check-out and other duties. The delivery/processing area continues to need volunteers daily. 
  • New shifts range from 2.5 hours to 4.75 hours.  
  • Upscale Thrift is seeking front door greeters and cashiers for the retail store.  
  • Financial Assistance volunteers are needed to interview clients remotely via phone and work online from home.  
  • Adult Education is seeking volunteers willing to teach ESOL/English online via Zoom.  

Please visit our website for volunteer position descriptions and to sign up online.

Whether students are learning online or back in the classroom, we can help local children prepare for the upcoming school year! The Community Assistance Center (CAC) is dedicated to ensuring that every child is prepared to learn and succeed by providing free school supplies to local kids most in need. Community Assistance Center (CAC) is preparing to help up to 1,000 local students.  

Just $40 Gives a Child a New Backpack and School Supplies!
Community Assistance Center (CAC) gets more for your money by buying in bulk!
Retail cost is a minimum of $60
CAC packs school supplies per grade requirements!
Please donate to Tools for School!

Community Assistance Center (CAC) is the first line of response for people who need support to prevent homelessness and hunger in the communities of Sandy Springs, Dunwoody, and the area of Doraville served by Dunwoody schools.

For more information please visit the Community Assistance Center (CAC) on how to get assistance or how to help.

The Community Assistance Center (CAC) is located at can be reached at (770) 552-4889 or by Email.  Their Helpline is (770) 552-4015.  Follow the Community Assistance Center (CAC) on Facebook, Linkedin, and Twitter.

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