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Volunteer – Food Not Bombs Atlanta

Atlanta Food Not Bombs is run entirely by volunteers.  We need your help!  You don’t need any special skills, everyone can be useful somehow.  Here are some ways to volunteer your time.

 

Prep

Volunteers gather to sort and prepare food to distribute several times each week. Help is always needed, check the Volunteer Meetup column in the chart below to know when/where to be.  Get in touch, or just show up!

 

 

Share

We distribute food multiple times a week at different locations. Feel free to come help distribute, or just come to socialize with everyone who has gathered to get what they need.  Music, art and festivity is encouraged!

 

 

Clean

After each distribution, we need to clean up.  Help is especially needed here breaking down boxes, packing up leftovers, dealing with compost, etc.

 

 

Pick up donations

Generous donors often offer food, clothes, and other resources…but it’s a lot of work to move it all around!  If you can volunteer to be available to occasionally pick up donations and transport them to a storage location, please get in touch.  Reliability is mandatory, and access to a vehicle is a plus.

 

 

Solicit donations / volunteers

Ask your local grocery store, farmer’s market, restaurant, etc what they do with their excess food.  Will they donate it to Food Not Bombs?

Talk to your friends, co-workers, students, congregation, etc about volunteering.  Spread the word using our outreach materials.

 

Volunteer Chart

Location

Time

Volunteer Meet-Up

Notes

The Teardown

Mayson Ave and Hardee St

Atlanta, GA

Sundays

1pm

80 Mayson Ave NE

@ 12pm

We give out food in Edgewood to support poor people in a rapidly gentrifying area. The neighborhood is also home to the Teardown Community, host of Atlanta Food Not Bombs
Park 35 Apartments

3529 Robins Landing Way

Decatur GA

Tuesdays

Noon

80 Mayson Ave NE

@ 11am

The management of Park35 Apartments is hostile to our free grocery program, but the low-income tenants support us and depend on the food we bring.
South Bend Commons

1799 Lakewood Terrace SE

Atlanta, GA

Fridays

1pm

80 Mayson Ave NE

@ 9:20am

Volunteers pick up bulk food donations on Friday mornings and then immediately distribute it at the South Bend Commons.