Eldoris S. Williams Pantry is under the umbrella of FSP South Dekalb Community Develop Inc. a 501 (c)(3) non-profit charitable organization whose mission is to assist those living on the cutting edge of poverty, to promote healthy living and wellness, to become self-sufficient and to empower and educate individuals and families to reach their economic success.
History of the Eldoris S. Williams Pantry
The food pantry had very humble beginnings starting out in a small space donated by First Saint Paul A.M.E. Church. The food pantry has remained faithful to the mission in fighting to help alleviate hunger since 1997. Years later, the food pantry was named for Eldoris S. Williams because of her devotion and dedication to providing food to the needy. We serve families from our communities on the second and fourth Saturday of each month.
Our mission is to fight poverty, promote wellness, increase self- sufficiency and provide our services to all communities to empower our participants to reach their full potential.
To help alleviate hunger by education and educating and empowering our community
Feeding the Hungry, Healthy Eating, Food Distribution, End Senior Hunger and Helping the homeless.
We provide groceries to low income at risk families, unskilled young mothers with babies and young children, senior citizens, single men, people with mental and physical disabilities and homeless clients. Using a different philosophy than the traditional food bank, the food pantry has established a store like atmosphere where program participants can individually select the products they wish to obtain. Participants only get the products they will use. “Waste not, want not”. That’s the motto we will continue to use because, “we believe clients are the best arbitrator of which food he or she can use”. They are encouraged to take what they need and can select food based on their own individual preferences, needs and circumstances, while enhancing the dignity, respect and self-care of our participants.
DeKalb, Rockdale, Fulton, Newton, Gwinnett
and other surrounding counties
The items in Blue are active, all others are proposed and needs charitable support to implement.
Food distribution for individuals, families and seniors
CFSP(Commodity Food Supplement Food Program (for seniors)
Without a Roof Ministry (homeless population)
Dress for Success (building resumes, work ethics, interviewing skills)
Small clothing closet.
Seniors Home Delivery Services
Shopping within a budget (money management)
Nutritional Classes (cooking classes, food preparation, wellness)
Fruits of Your Labor Community Garden
More Than Enough Veggie Bags (is a recycle bag filled with fresh produce and other available food items for a small donation)
Utilities & Rent assistance program (Focus on the Now and Not Tomorrow Foundation Inc.)
Backpack Program (provides food and school supplies to school age children in need)
DAYS AND HOURS OF OPERATIONS:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
1st and 3rd Saturday
8:00am - 10am
2nd and 4th Saturday
9:00 am - 12 noon