Food drives are held throughout the county starting the first week of October.
Volunteers and sponsors are asked to provide uncooked turkeys and specific Thanksgiving meal trimmings to help feed up to 500 families who otherwise might not be able to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal.
During the month of November, hundreds of boxes are uniquely decorated with love and care by staff and volunteers in the community.
The weekend before Thanksgiving each box is packed with a full meal designed to feed a family of 6 – 8 people. Larger families are handled on a case-by-case basis.
Eligible families, who registered online, are contacted with the date and time to pick up their box.
R.E.A.L. Talk Workshops
Relevant Exchanges About Life
Real Talk is a workshop for youth ages 10-15 years., where they engage in extensive and intensive discussions and activities that focus on the following topics.
Fact or fiction,
The Power of I am,
7 Habits of Highly Successful Youth,
Creating a Vision for Your Life
Vision Board Activity
Money and Business for Youth
Food Pantry Procedures
Monday 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.
By appointment only
In order to be served, you must be a Dekalb County resident.
Present a valid Georgia ID or driver’s license
Provide a utility bill with your name on it.
No service will be provided to anyone under the influence of a controlled substance, alcohol or drugs.
No service will be provided to anyone carrying a weapon.
You must complete an intake form before receiving goods or services.
Food donations are limited to once a month.
Each year, book bags and school supplies are donated and collected through community efforts. Volunteers are solicited to help stuff each book bag with age-appropriate school supplies and toiletries. During the last week in July or the first week in August, registered students are scheduled to come to pick up book bags
Our Financial Literacy series is held monthly. Students participate in exercises and activities that teach them how money is made, spent, and saved. We also work with them to acquire the skills and ability to use their financial resources to make educated decisions. These decisions include how to generate, invest, spend, and save money.
Every child reserves toys at Xmas. For many families facing financial challenges, this is a difficult task. With the help of the community Toys for Tots, For The Kids, and other organizations, we are able to distribute toys to families that meet the eligibility requirements.
Each year, hundreds of thousands of court-ordered community service workers are placed in nonprofits to fulfill their sentences.
Courts like alternative sentencing because it can reduce the costs of incarceration and supervision of nonviolent offenders, benefit the community, and perhaps help teach the offender about ethical behavior. Cords of Life accepts offenders that have non-violent, misdemeanor offenses.