SWEEAC, Inc. provides emergency assistance for individuals and families in metro-Atlanta facing food crisis. Through various partnerships with other non-profit agencies and the City of Atlanta, we are able to work together to identify families in need.
To this end, our objective is to provide food distribution services to metro-Atlanta areas in critical need via anti-hunger activities which include a food pantry which is stocked with purchases made from the Atlanta Community Food Bank. This food comes from the Food Bank itself, donations made by local grocery stores and convenient stores. Although we are no longer accepting walk-in clients, it has not hindered the amount of people we are able to reach.
Our center is one of our greatest achievements. We have had the honor of assisting over 50,000 families and distributing over 1 MILLION pounds of food distributed for over 30+ years.
IN ADDITION TO FOOD DISTRIBUTION:
Disaster Relief - Efforts to provide immediate assistance to those affected by nature related disasters are in place at SWEEAC. Referral information is on hand to Red Cross, FEMA, DFACS, and The Department of Labor.
Back to School Supplies - Supplies such as books, book bags, notebooks, crayons, paper, pens and pencils are furnished to school age children during our annual Back To School Event.
Food Boxes for Seniors – Through a special program provided by The Atlanta Community Food Bank, seniors over 60 years of age and who meet eligibility requirements are provided monthly food boxes to help fight hunger and promote healthy eating choices.
Thanksgiving and Christmas Assistance - Special food boxes with hams or turkeys are provided during our holiday distribution events and toys, bikes and gift cards for children and teens are provided through Toys For Tots, our partner churches and community organizations. Bikes and gift cards are distributed to children during our Christmas event.
Referrals - United Way provides referral information through 211 and volunteer opportunities through their Volunteer Solutions program.