Support for Families Impacted By the Federal Government Shutdown

The Main Street Academy is launching an initiative to help our families impacted by the federal government shutdown. You may support this initiative by donating money, can goods, laundry supplies, toiletries, gift cards, in-kind services (i.e. transport students to/from school), etc.. Please bring all donations to the main office. Additionally, if you are impacted by the shutdown and are in need of assistance, including counseling, please send me a confidential email (cheryl.parker@tmsa.org). You are not alone. We are here to help!
 
Be well,
 
Principal Parker
 
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North Fulton Charities
11270 Elkins Road, Roswell GA 770-640-0399
Small increase in food pantry request. Financial Assistance available as well.
 
Atlanta Community Food Bank - No food shortage, able to meet their community (churches, nonprofits) partners’ needs currently https://acfb.org/government-shutdown
 
Food Stamp/SNAP - clients will receive Feb.’s allotment early.
The agency is planning to disperse SNAP (food stamp) benefits around January 18th, 2019 to January 20th, 2019. Please make sure your families understand this will not be an additional disbursement, but their February disbursement and they will not receive any payment in February. The next time they will receive disbursement will be March on the usual date of payment.
 
St. Vincent De Paul Charities – will process GA Power Utility assistance (See attached handout)
 
World Changers Church International-Food and Clothing Pantry- ( Mon., Wed. & Fridays)
Ministry of Resources
Goby Road, College Park GA 770-210-5757
 
Fulton-Atlanta Community Action Authority
Low income energy assistance, Rent/mortgage assistance
1690 Chantilly Drive Atlanta, GA 404-320-6715
 
Family Life Ministries
612 College Ave Hapeville, GA 404-761- 6302
Food Pantry and Toiletries
 
United Way—is offering assistance to Federal Workers. Follow the instructions on the right side of the box titled, “What’s New?” http://211online.unitedwayatlanta.org/#Main