March 2016       Helping Neighbors in Need in Sandy Springs and Dunwoody Since 1987.
New Van is Connecting the Community 

Lately Kendra has been going through a difficult time financially. She has two children and lives in an apartment in Sandy Springs. Her mother suggested she look for a nearby agency that might be able to help. Kendra thought there would be no such place in an affluent area such as Sandy Springs. The next day while Kendra was waiting for the bus she was surprised when she saw the CAC van drive by! With its colorful signage and information she knew this was a place she could turn to for help. The new passenger van was donated to CAC last year by Mercedes Benz and is used to bring clients who need transportation to CAC for services. Since the van was donated, the number of senior citizens coming to CAC for food and other services has increased. The van is also used to deliver large items to clients, pick up food donations, as a daily shuttle for CAC volunteers and to shuttle guests to CAC events. We love our Sprinter Van! 
Food `n Fun Team Events are Open to All! 
Take the Food Challenge, Enter the Shopping Cart Contest! 

Signature Bank fights hunger at Food `n Fun
Gather your groups and take part in the
Food `n Fun team events! The events serve to collect food for local families in need and raise awareness of hunger in our community.

Take the Food Challenge!
(Now through end of April!)
Enter the Shopping Cart Decorating Contest!

The Food Challenge is a community-wide food drive in which schools, businesses and groups compete to collect the most food! The food drive is critical to aiding local families in the summer when the need is greatest and food pantry inventory is at its lowest level of the year.

Get your creative juices flowing and enter the Shopping Cart Decorating Contest! Decorate your cart in a theme related to eliminating hunger or any topic of your choice. Carts will be judged for prizes!

Winners of the Food Challenge and the Shopping Cart Contest will be announced at the Food `n Fun Festival on Saturday, May 7, 2016. Give Food and Have Fun at the Food 'n Fun Festival: a fun-filled, outdoor, family event with activities and games for all ages!

  Visit  for more information! 
Spring Session Adult Ed Classes Begin This Month!

Enroll now for free CAC Adult Education classes beginning this month! Classes are open to everyone! Classes focus on enhancing life skills and improving job skills to help you be more successful in daily life and more marketable for better paying jobs.  Computer workshops focus on basic computer skills and Microsoft Office. Also offered are Financial Management and English for Successful Living (ESL).
Spring Session Classes  
Get Your Taxes Done for Free at CAC!

Get your taxes prepared and filed for free at CAC! We ensure the use of all eligible tax credits for maximum refunds and proper filing with Uncle Sam! Meet with our team of trained and certified tax preparers. CAC is a site for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, an initiative of the IRS and the United Way to help filers earning up to $54,000 in 2015. Appointments are required. Please call 770-552-4889 ext. 221 for an appointment or email [email protected].

More on tax return help.

Temporary Resource Officer Position at CAC 

CAC is seeking a temporary and part time Resource Officer responsible for the security, driving and delivery duties of the organization. The position is available for three months from April to July 2016 at 30 hours per week.
More on the Temporary Resource Officer position 
Who Do You Turn to for Help in Times of Need? 

CAC serves as a safety net to prevent homelessness and hunger for individuals and families of Sandy Springs and Dunwoody who find themselves needing help and have no where else to turn. CAC provides financial assistance for rent and utilities for those who have experienced a loss of income, for example due to a job loss, wage cut or medical emergency. CAC also provides food and clothing as well as adult education to promote self-sufficiency.  Won't you help a neighbor today?
Contact Us   

Assistance -  Food Pantry  -  Thrift Boutique 
1130 Hightower Trail   
Sandy Springs, GA 30350
Mailing Address: 
PO Box 501298, Atlanta, GA 31150
Office 770-552-4889 | Helpline 770-552-4015 | Fax 770-552-4339  
Fulton County
united way

Funding for CAC is provided in part by the City of Sandy Springs, Fulton County Human Services
and the United Way of Greater Atlanta.