Since 1987, Community Assistance Center has played a vital role in the cities of Sandy Springs and Dunwoody by preventing hunger and homelessness, providing assistance for basic needs such as utilities, food and clothing, and actively engaging clients to work towards greater self-sufficiency."

Urgently Needed Items Are:

The CAC Food Pantry receives and average of 1,200 visits per month, providing food to about 500 families a month. Your generosity allows CAC to give food to neighbors in need year-round. The following items are most requested from the food pantry. Please request these items be donated to your food drive.  – Print a Food Drive List –

Beans (dry)
Canned Fruit
Canned Meats 
(chicken, tuna, ham etc)
Canned Vegetables
(green beans, peas, mixed)
Canned Tomatoes (diced, whole, sauce)
Canned Pastas
Dry or Evaporated Milk
Jell-O or Pudding Mix
Macaroni & Cheese
Meal Helpers
Meat Entrees 
(canned chili, beef stew,
chicken & dumplings, Hormel Completes)
Peanut Butter
Potatoes (dry/can)
Snacks (crackers, cookies)
Spaghetti Sauce

Diapers (medium, large, xl)
Disposable Razors
Feminine Products
Toilet Paper

SIZES: Standard sized containers are best, oversized or family size containers are difficult to pack and carry for many of our clients using public transportation. (Except for dry goods which can be repackaged into smaller containers)

EXPIRATION DATE: For safety reasons, canned and dry goods past the three-month expiration date cannot be distributed.

BROWN BAGS: Consider requesting paper bags when shopping and then donate them to CAC. It is a great way to recycle!

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