- US Government
Visit the website for detail information on steps taken by the Federal Government to help the community. Information about travel, immigration, transportation, students loans and financial aid.
- State of Georgia
Anyone can call or visit the website to repost someone who is not in compliance of the shelter in place orders.
- Georgia EM&HS
Receive the latest COVID19 alerts, information and recommendations.
Text COVIDGAGEN (for messages in English) or COVIDGAESP (para mensajes en Español) to 77297
- City of Atlanta
The City of Atlanta has launched a website and text service that provides information about assistance programs and rounds up Mayor Lance Bottom’s emergency orders.
Text opt in: text ATLCOVID19 to 888777
- Atlanta 311
City of Atlanta residents can call 311 to report not complying with the “Stay at Home” executive order or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Cobb County
This is a hotline for Cobb County residents to call with questions about how the Coronavirus situation affects the county government operations.
- Fulton County
Fulton County has created a website where residents can go to see any updates, facility closures and service changes in Fulton. www.fultoncountyga.gov/covid-19
- United Way 2-1-1
Text keyword: 211od to 898211
Text your zip code & need to 898211
Visit our website 211online.unitedwayatlanta.org
- Recursos en Español
La organización Latino Community Fund Georgia a creado una lista de servicios disponibles para la comunidad hispana en el estado de Georgia con relación a COVID19. Por favor hacer clic en el link para ver la lista.
- Atlanta Community Food Bank
To locate a food pantry near you, text: FindFood or comida (in Spanish) to 888-976-2232
To find community food partners, click on the link: https://acfb.org/local-impact-map
- United Way 2-1-1
Search online bit.ly/211online
Text the keyword 211od to 898211
Text the keyword GACOVID19 to 898211
Offering referrals to food pantries around the state of GA
- Cobb Vineyard
3206 Old 41 Hwy. / Kennesaw, GA 30144
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
1st & 3rd SAT of each month
- First Christian Church Food Pantry
569 Frasier St. SE, Marietta, GA 30060
10:00 am to 2:00 pm MON
Must have proof a Cobb County resident; ID for each family member
- Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church
4385 Lower Roswell Rd., Marietta, GA 30068
Food box provided by MUST Ministries.
Families can get food once per a month.
10:00 am to 2:00 pm FRI
- Peace of Kindness
7115 Oak Ridge Pkwy. Austell, GA 30168
Noon to 5:00 pm WED in June
- R.E.A.C.H. Community Development
6212 B Memorial Dr. Stone Mountain, GA 30083
Call for appointments 9:00 am to noon MON – THU
- Solidarity Sandy Springs
120 Northwoods Dr., Ste. 115, Sandy Springs, GA 30342
11:00 am to 2:00 pm TUE, THU, SAT
- Georgia Food and Resource Center
Must make an appointment.
- Emmanuel Community Church
1400 Hwy. 212, Conyers, GA 30094
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm TUE; 10:30 am to 11:30 am SAT
- Family Community Center Neighborhood Rescue
9:00 am to 5:00 pm MON-FRI
Provides food and personal grooming items.
Serves: Clayton, Fayette, Fulton, Henry, Spalding
- Malachi's Storehouse
4755 North Peachtree Rd., Dunwoody, GA 30338
9:30 am to 3:00 pm WED; Drive-thru pantry
Serves: DeKalb, Fulton
- Feed The People Atlanta, Inc.
5755 Savannah River Rd. Riverdale, GA 30349
5:00-7:00 pm WED; noon to 2:00 pm SAT-SUN
Walk-in; need picture ID.
Serves: all metro counties.
- Loaves and Fishes @ St. John the Wonderworker Parish
543 Cherokee Ave. SE, Atlanta, GA 30313
Hot meal for the homeless: 9:00-10:00 am MON-FRI
Brown bag lunch: 10:00 am to noon MON–FRI
Serves: All metro counties.
- New City Church Fairburn-City Bridges
770-964-2138 ext. 130
2:00-4:00 pm TUE; 10:00 am to noon SAT; March 23-May 15
3355 Old Jonesboro Rd., Fairburn, GA 30213
This organization is offering a food pantry.
Serves: All metro counties.
- New City Church Peachtree City Location
770-964-2138 ext. 102
320 Dividend Dr. Peachtree City, GA 30269
(in the rear of the building)
10:00 am to noon WED; 10:00 am to noon 2nd SAT March 23-May 15
This organization is offering a food pantry.
Serves: All metro counties.
- Sprayberry Community Group at Piedmont Church
570 Piedmont Rd. Marietta, GA 30066
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm WED
Serves: All metro counties.
Must have appointment to pick up food.
Do not leave voice mail.
Call for appointment, 10:15 am to 1:00 pm MON & THU
678-985-9952 or 678-985-9915
Book appointment online (TUE): streetwisegeorgia.org
Returning clients can only make an appointment every 6 weeks
Serves: All metro counties.
- Goodr Pop-Up Grocery Store
Registration to the Goodr Pop-Up grocery store. Must pre-register to be able to receive food. Distribution will be on June 19.
- The Zone
32 Fairground St. NE, Marietta, GA 30060
This agency is providing three meals a day, seven days a week
Lunch: served at noon
Dinner: served at 5:00 pm
- Chris 180
This organization is distributing meals to different areas of the Atlanta community.
Southside and Eastside of Atlanta residents in need, must call for reservation by noon on MON & THU at one of the numbers below.
- At-Promise Center – on the Westside
740 Cameron M. Alexander Blvd. Atlanta, GA
11:00 am to 2:00 pm MON-FRI
- Good Word Brewing and Public House is serving soup
Noon to 9:00 pm SUN.
85 Main St. NW, Duluth, GA
This company has turned their kitchen into a makeshift soup kitchen. They make two soups: one veggie and one not.
They will serve anyone who is hungry, especially restaurant workers who might not have been able to work and have no money to buy food.
Serves: All metro counties.
- City of Atlanta Senior Food Assistance program
Application form: https://bit.ly/SeniorATL
Call for information or help filling out form 311 or 404/546-0311
Seniors who reside in the City of Atlanta and are struggling to get access to food during COVID19 can fill out the form to receive assistance.
Eligibility: Seniors 60+, low income, not participating in any other senior food assistance program and (one of the following): unable to leave home, unable to prepare meals for themselves or unable to procure or utilize commercial home delivery services.
*Completion of the survey does not guarantee acceptance into the program.
- Atlanta Survival Program atlsurvival.org
This program is for:
- Those already self-isolating because their age and/or medical conditions put them in danger if they contract the virus.
- Can't afford expensive grocery delivery services and must either risk exposure or go hungry.
- Is sick and cannot leave home for fear of infecting others.
- Can't afford groceries because of lost work or structural poverty.
- Lives in a food desert. Lack of access to healthy food weakens the immune system, putting everyone in greater danger.
- Serves: All metro counties.
- Concrete Jungle
Is for individuals who have been quarantined or have existing health issues that could be worsened by exposure to coronavirus. Please fill out this form with your information, be as specific as possible about delivery instructions.
- Full Cart is helping those affected by COVID-19 with a bag of groceries.
- ICNA Relief
Distribute food boxes for those 60 years of age and above; those with medical conditions or immunocompromised
- Support Smyrna
The City of Smyrna and the Smyrna Public Safety Foundation are working together to assist its residents. Residents in need of food can visit their website to find out how they can apply for funds to boy groceries. Service is only available for City of Smyrna residents, and must show proof of residence. For details or to apply visit bit.ly/SupportSmyrna.
- Community Movement Builders will purchase items and arrange a pick-up.
Serves: Pittsburgh community, City of Atlanta
Below is a list of supermarkets that are offering special shopping hours for seniors over the age of 60, who are most vulnerable to catching the coronavirus.
- Big Lots: Hours vary by location; the first hour is only for seniors.
- Costco: 9:00-10:00 am MON-FRI
- Dollar General: Hours vary by location; the first hour is only for seniors.
- Fresh Market: 8:00-9:00 am MON-FRI
- Sam’s Club: 7:00-9:00 am TUES-THUR; seniors and anyone with a disability or with compromised immune system.
- Target: TUES & WED, the first hour is for seniors and those with health issues.
- Trader Joe’s: 8:00-90:00 am MON-SUN
- Walgreens: 8:00-9:00 am TUE; seniors their caregivers and immediate family.
- Wayfield Foods: 7:00-8:00 am TUE-WED; seniors and first responders.
- Whole Foods: Hours vary by location; the first hour is for seniors.
Below are the links to the school districts offering meals to children during the COVID-19 school closures.
- DECAL Meal Site List https://bit.ly/DECALMeals
- YMCA Distribution Sites http://bit.ly/YMCAMeals
- City of Atlanta https://bit.ly/AtlMeals20
- City of Decatur http://bit.ly/DecaturMeals
- City of Gainesville http://bit.ly/GainesvilleMeals20
- City of Marietta http://bit.ly/MariettaMeals
- Bartow County http://bit.ly/BartowMeals
- Butts County http://bit.ly/ButtsMeals
- Carroll County https://bit.ly/CarrollMeals
- Cherokee County http://bit.ly/CherokeeCoMeals
- Clayton County http://bit.ly/ClaytonMeals
- Coweta County http://bit.ly/CowetaMeals
- Dawson County https://bit.ly/DawsonMeals20
- DeKalb County http://bit.ly/DeKalbMeals
- Douglas County http://bit.ly/DouglasCoMeals
- Fayette County http://bit.ly/FayetteMeals
- Forsyth County http://bit.ly/ForsythMeals
- Fulton County http://bit.ly/FultonMeals
- Gwinnett County http://bit.ly/Gwinnettmeals
- Hall County http://bit.ly/HallMeals
- Henry County http://bit.ly/HenryCoMeals
- Newton County https://bit.ly/NewtonMeals
- Paulding County http://bit.ly/PauldingMeals
- Rockdale County http://bit.ly/RockdaleMeals
- United Way 2-1-1
Provides information & referrals to agencies in the community assisting with rent payment assistance.
Search online: http://bit.ly/211online
Text: send a text message to 898211 with the keyword 211od
Dial 2-1-1 on your phone
- City of Atlanta Housing Authority
Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and the Atlanta Housing Authority/AH have announced a rent relief effort for seniors, families, and other residents who live in AH owner or subsidized units and have lost income as a result of the COVID19 pandemic. Residents can request an interim recertification of their income by contacting AH. Upon approval, they can receive rent reduction up to 100% of the contract rent for the months of April & May. AH will make the payment directly to the property owner or management company within 15 days of approved request. Repayment is not required.
Residents of AH-owned high rises, scattered site housing developments, or any AH-subsidized unit within a multifamily community will need to contact the on-site property management staff to request a hardship interim recertification.
- The City of Atlanta will halt all evictions for the next 60 days for properties owned by the Atlanta Housing Authority. The moratorium does not apply to private property owners.
- Metro Atlanta counties are handling evictions on a case-by-case basis. Although most courts have suspended eviction proceedings, landlords can still file for evictions in most if not all jurisdictions. Renters experiencing hardship due to events related to COVID19 are encouraged to reach out directly to their landlord/property owner.
- Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae have stablished special programs for homeowners who are directly or indirectly impacted by COVID19, so that they are able to stay in their home. They are both offering relief options for those who are unable to make their mortgage payments due to incline in their income.
For details visit:
- FHA-Insured Mortgages
A 60-day foreclosure and eviction moratorium for single family homeowners has been put in place. For more information visit https://bit.ly/HUDInfor
HEALTH & MEDICAL
Some testing locations may require that you have an appointment, you must check before coming to make sure they accept walk-ins. A referral from your healthcare provider is no longer required.
All drive thru testing sites require for everyone to remain in their car during testing. You must also bring your mobile phone in case the provider needs to reach out to you.
- GA Department of Public Health/DPH
All symptomatic individuals who think they might be sick or have been exposed to the virus can contact the Department of Public Health/DPH to get an appointment to get tested. Click on the link to get the phone number of your local DPH https://bit.ly/GADPH20
Click on the link to find additional testing sites near you. https://bit.ly/GACOVID19Test
- GA Health Department COVID-19 Testing Appointments - View phone # list here.
- State of GA COVID-19 Hotline
8:00 am to 5:00 pm MON-FRI
Call if you have symptoms or if you think you have been exposed to someone who has coronavirus. The hotline is also the number to call for those who need to report someone who is not in compliance of the shelter in place orders
- Middle GA COVID-19 Hotline
- Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta for GA
7:00 am to 7:00 pm MON-FRI
- Center for Disease Control
800-232-4636 | www.cdc.gov
- GA Department of Public Health
404-657-2700 | dph.georgia.gov/novelcoronavirus
MUST call first, no walk-ins accepted.
Besides the partnership with Georgia Tech, CVS is now also offering testing through some of their drive thru pharmacies. Click on the link to fill a form and request an appointment at a location near you.
- Summit Urgentcare
This organization is offering drive-thru testing for COVID19. Patients must first be seen through their virtual visit platform and meet COVID19 testing criteria. An appointment will be given to the drive-thru test site once criteria is meet.
8:00 am to 7:00 pm MON – SAT, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm SUN
Virtual visit platform bit.ly/SummitTesting
Locations: Carrollton, East Point, Fayetteville, LaGrange, Marietta, Newnan, Peachtree City
- Emory Hospital
8:00 am to 10:00 pm MON-FRI
8:00 am to 5:00 pm SAT-SUN
- Piedmont Hospital
7:00 am to 7:00 pm MON-FRI
- Troup County
8:00 am to 5:00 pm MON-FRI
Anyone in Troup County with questions about COVID19 or needing information can call the hotline.
- Good Samaritan Health Center
8:00 am to 4:00 pm MON-THU, 8:00 am to noon FRI-SAT
If people have questions about coronavirus, have symptoms, or are concerned that they might have been exposed, they can call the helpline. It is available in English and Spanish.
- AU Health ExpressCare App
Augusta University has created an app that anyone can download onto their electronic devise. It will help the person determine if they need to be tested for the virus based on the reported symptoms. Additionally, an appointment to get tested will be provided if it is deemed appropriate. Those unable to download the app, can call the telephone number listed for assistance.
- Emory University has created an online resource that evaluates an individual’s risk level for contracting COVID19. Results are based on best practices, illness severity and risk factors. Visit their website to check your risk for COVID-19.
- Wellstar has created a virtual coronavirus assessment tool for people who are worried they may have the coronavirus. It helps evaluate potential COVID19-related illness, provides links to relevant resources and information and suggests a next course of action. To utilize the tool, visit wellstar.org
- Disaster Distress Helpline
Text: “talkwithus” to 66746
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800-273-8255
- Salvation Army - Emotional and Spiritual Care Hotline
9:00 am to 9:00 pm MON-SUN
The Salvation Army is offering an emotional and spiritual care hotline to anyone who needs a friendly and reassuring voice.
- Westside Empowerment Center
This organization is offering a wellness and self-care advice via phone to help individuals manage stress and anxiety during the COVID19 pandemic.
- Georgia COVID19 Emotional Hotline
This is an emotional support line assisting caller with emotional support. Volunteers are available 24/7.
- CARES Warm Line
This is a support line for those with substance abuse challenges.
8:30 am to 11:00 pm daily.
- Medication for Vets
Most medications can be refilled using the automated prescription refill line. For medications that require additional testing, visit https://www.myhealth.va.gov
Urgent and emergency lab needs, the lab at the medical centers will remain available.
FamilyWize offers a free drug discount service that can be used without having the actual card physically present. The codes below can be given to the pharmacist when someone calls in to get a script filled or refilled.
Card ID: FW100
Goup ID: FW100
Health service providers or anyone who is required to work for any reason and need emergency care, please call Quality Care for Children’s help line to be directed to available resources.
- Quality Care for Children
This organization is keeping a list of childcare centers that are still open.
1-877- ALL GA KIDS 877-255-4254
8:30 am to 6:00 pm MON – THU; 8:30 am to 5:00 pm FRI
- YMCA of Metro Atlanta
Registration is now open for the childcare services being offered by the YMCA to first responders, hospital employees, police department staff and other front-line workers. Click on the link for details and instructions on how to register.
The following list of companies have immediate openings available. Visit their website to apply.
- Aldi https://bit.ly/AldiJobs20
- All Turf https://bit.ly/AllTurfJobs
- Amazon https://bit.ly/AmazonJobs20
- Dollar General https://bit.ly/DollarGeneralJobs
- Dollar Tree https://bit.ly/DollarTreeJobs
- Family Dollar https://bit.ly/FamilyDollarJobs
- Domino’s Pizza https://bit.ly/DominosJobs20
- Ingles Supermarket https://bit.ly/InglesJobs
- Kroger Supermarket https://bit.ly/KrogerJobs20
- Publix Supermarket https://bit.ly/PublixJobs20
- Walgreens https://bit.ly/WalgreensJobs20
- Walmart https://bit.ly/WalmartJobs20
- Goodwill - All the career centers are currently closed. Job seekers are encouraged to visit their website for job search support.
- Apply for Food Stamp and Medicaid Benefits
Visit: gateway.ga.gov (verification documents can also be uploaded and case status info is available for all benefits)
Download an Application: dfcs.georgia.gov/services
- Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT)
Visit: www.connectebt.com/gaebtclient or call: 888-421-3281 for updates
Those without internet access can contact the DFCS Customer Contact Center at 877-423-4746 for additional information or to request a paper application.
DECAL has established new priority groups for Childcare and Parent Services (CAPS):
- Tier One: Police, fire fighters, EMTs, 9-1-1 staff, National Guard, medical doctors, personnel who support medical doctors (including: sanitation staff, lab tech, reception staff), pharmacist, technicians and pharmacy assistants.
- Tier Two: Food and grocery store personnel, convenience store, food and grocery manufacturing, food processing, farming and food production, food and grocery storage, distribution or transit, food and grocery delivery, restaurant food preparation, service, or delivery.
Anyone meeting the job description mentioned above can now apply to receive assistance through the CAPS Essential Services Workforce with childcare during the current crisis. Click on the link for details and to apply http://families.decal.ga.gov/Parent/Add
SNAP recipients will receive the maximum allowed under federal guidelines for the months of March and April. Since the March benefits have already been distributed, the additional amount for March will be distributed by the end of the month. The recipients will receive their maximum benefit for April when the SNAP benefit is dispersed in April. Below is a list of the maximum allowed SNAP benefit by household size.
Household Size Maximum Benefit
1 - $194
2 - $355
3 - $509
4 - $646
5 - $768
6 - $921
7 - $1018
8 - $1164
Georgia Department of Labor
Anyone (including self-employed individuals) needing to apply for unemployment insurance is encouraged to do so online to avoid potential exposure to Covid19. Visit the GA Dept. of Labor and select “online services” for a list of available services.
Pandemic Unemployment Assistance or PUA, application will be available Monday, April 13, 2020. GDOL will distribute federal funds to self-employed, gig workers, 1099 independent contractors, or those with limited work history who will not qualify for state unemployment benefits.
The commissioner has made the decision to waive all work search requirements during this time for all UI applicants. Please request payment 24 hours AFTER you have received this message to allow the system to make the proper adjustments.
All of the DDS offices will be closed until April 1. Customers are urge to use their online services. Anyone whose license or ID is set to expire between now and June 30, have a 60-day extension for renewal.
855-846-8376 English | 855-765-6995 Spanish
Starting on March 16 and until June 30, Comcast will be extending their service to low-income families. New customers who are low-income and live in the Comcast service are can sign up to receive 60 days of free internet service. Existing customers of their Internet Essentials service will have their speeds increased.
Free broadband and wi-fi access will be available for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who are new customers. Installation fees will also be waived to households with students.
They will not terminate the service of any of their wireless, home phone or broadband residential or small business customers due to nonpayment through June 30, but you must notify AT&T. They will also waive the late payment fees for their postpaid wireless, home phone, broadband residential or small business, U-verse TV or Direct TV customers. They will also waive overage charges and will keep all public wi-fi hotspots open.
Payment Plan Options – City of Lawrenceville: based on need, utility customers will be allowed to spread bills and payments over an agreed period of time, not to exceed six months. Customer should contact City of Lawrenceville Customer Service at 678.407.6675 or email@example.com.
The following list of utility companies have announced that they will suspend disconnection services through the following dates. If your utility company is not listed, contact them to see if they have any special programs available and/or to make arrangements.
- Altamaha EMC until further notice
- Amicalola EMC until June 1
- Atlanta Gas Light until further notice
- Atlanta Watershed for the next 60 days, starting on March 13
- Austell Gas System until further notice
- Blue Ridge Mountain EMC until May 31
- Canoochee EMC until June 30
- Carroll EMC until further notice
- Central GA EMC until further notice
- City of Albany until further notice
- City of Americus until further notice
- City of Bainbridge until further notice
- City of Camilla until further notice
- City of Canton until further notice
- City of Covington until further notice
- City of LaGrange until further notice
- City of Lawrenceville until further notice
- City of Sylvester until September 13
- City of Toccoa until further notice
- Clayton County Water Authority until further notice
- Coastal Electric Coop until June 30
- Cobb EMC until June 1
- Colquitt EMC until June 1
- Coweta-Fayette EMC until further notice
- Dalton Utilities until further notice
- Diverse Power until May 17
- Earth Link until May 15
- Excelsior EMC until further notice
- Fitzgerald Utilities until further notice
- Flint EMC until May 31
- Georgia Power until further notice
- Grady EMC until further notice
- GreyStone Power until June 7
- Habersham EMC until further notice. Late fees are also suspended
- Irwin EMC until further notice
- Jackson EMC until June 7
- Jefferson Energy Coop until further notice
- Macon Water Authority until further notice
- Marietta Power and Water through May 11
- Middle GA EMC until May 31
- Newnan Utilities until further notice; however, residents are encouraged to make payments
- North Georgia EMC until further notice
- Ocmulgee EMC until further notice
- Rayle EMC until May 27
- Sawnee EMC until further notice
- Slash Pine EMC until further notice
- Snapping Shoals EMC until further notice
- Southern Company until further notice
- Souther Rivers Energy until May 31
- Sumter EMC until further notice
- Three Notch EMC until further notice
- Tri-County EMC until May 31
- Tri State EMC 60 days from April 1
- Walton EMC until further notice
- Washington EMC until June 30
Verizon is extending their moratorium on disconnections and late fees for postpaid wireless, residential and small business customers until June 30. Students and teachers can get free access to NYTimes.com from April 6 through July 6.
T-Mobile asks its customers who have already talked to them and made arrangements for their account, to contact them again after May 13 to get an extension through June 30.
Starting March 13, Sprint will waive late fees for those affected by COVID19. Service will not be terminated for those paying their bill late. International calling rates to countries defined by the DCD as Level 3, will be waived until May 31. Unlimited data for 60 days, starting March 18, will be made available to those customers with metered data an 20 GB of mobile hotspot data per month for 60 days (minimum of two bill cycles, will also be available free of charge.
- Small Business Administration Relief Programs
For information bit.ly/SBLInfo
To apply for:
- PPP https://bit.ly/SBLPPP20
- EIDL https://bit.ly/SBLEIDL20
- SBA Express Bridge Loan https://bit.ly/SBAExpressLoan
- Small Business “Paycheck Protection Program”/PPP: Provides relief to small business during the COVID19 pandemic. Small business owners including sole proprietorships (with or without employees or as independent contractors) and nonprofit organizations.
- Economic Injury Disaster Loan/EIDL: Currently only available for farming and agriculture businesses.
- Express Bridge Load: It is available to small business who already have a loan with an SBA lender to be able to access up to $25K quickly.
- Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs, Inc. (ACE)
ACE is implementing an Emergency Loan Product, providing Working Capital Micro Loans of up to $50,000 for current ACE clients; this product includes up to six months of principal and interest payment deferment. ACE will also offer technical assistance to clients in conjunction with these offerings. ACE knows it must serve as a critical stop gap to support these small businesses and their communities in order to ensure their survival.
Geography Served: Entire Region
Fund Priority Area: Small business
- City of McDonough Employee Retention Loan Program
This program is for the city of McDonough business’s only, interest is at 3% and the repayment must be made within 24 months of the termination date of the declaration of emergency by the Mayor.
For more details and to apply: bit.ly/SBLMcDonough20
This organization has an emergency relief grant available to artists working in the creation of original objects through the skillful manipulation of materials. Some of the artists include woodworkers, fiber artists, metalsmiths, glass artist, potters, and furniture makers. For more information and to apply, visit https://bit.ly/CERFGrant
- Equal Sound
This organization is helping musicians who can be legally paid in the US who has had work cancelled by the COVID19 outbreak. In order to apply, musicians must have evidence of their confirmed paid gig that got cancelled because of the COVID19 outbreak. For more information and to apply, visit https://bit.ly/EqualSoundGrant
- Bartender Emergency Assistance Program
The United States Bartenders Guild Foundation is providing grant assistance to bartenders, bar backs, bar servers, or are otherwise engaged in the service or preparation of alcoholic beverages. The application is open to applicants in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. For a full list of the eligibility requirements and to apply, visit www.usbgfoundation.org/beap
- MARTA is making changes to operational services starting March 26 and to its bus and rail services starting March 30.
For details visit www.itsmarta.com
- Enterprise Car-Rental - Enterprise is offering to college students a reduction in the age minimum and waiving the young renter fees for rentals through May 31, 2020. Please visit their website for details https://bit.ly/EnterpriseYouth
- SafeRide America
SafeRide is running errands for anyone that cannot due to the virus free of charge.
- TaskRabbit is partnering with local United Way 2-1-1s to connect immunocompromised, elderly, disabled, and healthcare workers who are struggling with essential tasks such as pick-up/drop-off groceries, meals or medications, yard work, pet caretaking and more, to receive assistance by signing up using the TaskRabbit app or online for volunteer Tasker’s help.
To request help: uwvolunteerhelp.tr.co
Atlanta Humane Society Free COVID-19 Pet Hotline
The Atlanta Humane Society is here for you. We are providing resources for you and your pet during this time of uncertainty. We are inspired by the support our community is showing us, and we are committed to being available to you in your time of need.
If you have any questions or need assistance during this time, please call our Pet Hotline at 404-875-5331. Our team is available to answer your calls 7 days a week from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Atlanta Humane Society - Free Pet Food Assistance Program
- Episcopal Church of the Ascension
405 W. Cherokee Ave./Cartersville, GA 30120
Food pantry provides dog and cat food for their clients that own pets, supported by the League for Animal Welfare.
- Red Door Food Pantry
201 W Cherokee Ave. Cartersville, GA 30120
Food pantry that also provides pet food to Bartow County residents, provided by League for Animal Welfare.
- Cherokee County Animal Shelter
1015 Univeter Rd. Canton, GA 30115
Hosts a pet food pantry for Cherokee County residents.
- Newnan-Coweta Humane Society
PO Box 785, Newnan, GA 30264
Food is distributed on the first Saturday of each month to low-income Coweta pet owners.
- Daffy's Pet Soup Kitchen
134 South Clayton St., Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Supplies pet food to people who are struggling financially.
- North Gwinnett Cooperative
PO Box 672, 70 Wiley Dr. Buford, GA 30518
Contact for pet food availability.
- Douglas County Humane Society
PO Box 747, Douglasville, GA 30133
Helps pet owners in financial need who cannot afford food for their animals.
- Cooper's Cupboard
Serves west metro Atlanta and points northward. Provides temporary pet food assistance to families struggling financially.
- Pet Buddies Food Pantry
PO Box 18062, Atlanta, GA 30316
Temporary assistance for people struggling to feed their pets.
- Pets Are Loving Support (PALS)
1530 DeKalb Avenue NE, Ste. A, Atlanta, GA 30324
For companion pets of senior citizens as well as critically ill and disabled Atlantans.
- Save Our Pets Food Bank
3225 Jackson St. Atlanta, GA 30354
Assists pet owners in need by providing pet food.
- Humane Society of Forsyth County
4440 Keith Bridge Rd., Cumming, GA 30041
Provides pet food to Forsyth County residents in need.
- Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation
9:00 am to 1:00 pm MON-THU
Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation’s physical offices are currently closed, but they are still providing legal support for housing and domestic violence/intimate partner abuse remotely. For legal help with landlord-tenant issues (including evictions).
Serving Clayton and Fulton
- Atlanta Legal AID
This organization is accepting applications for legal assistance online. Anyone who has been a victim of or have been threaten with eviction (including extended stay hotels) during the COVID19 pandemic are encouraged to contact them for legal advice.
Visit their website to apply for assistance online atlantalegalaid.org/apply
Serves: Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton, Gwinnett
- FEMA has set up a rumor control page for COVID19 to help the public distinguish between rumors and facts regarding the response to the coronavirus pandemic:
The IRS has extended the tax deadline to July 15th. Visit their website for details and more information.
- U-Haul - College students being forced to leave campus can call their local U-Haul location to receive a free month of storage.
We understand many want to help during these unprecedented times. United Way of Greater Atlanta, in partnership with many organizations across our communities have identified ways in which our volunteers can still help. Find out how you can support our most vulnerable populations here - www.unitedwayatlanta.org/upcoming-volunteer-opportunities
- Scholarship Academy:
Assist students with 4-year college plans, resume building, scholarship essay support and scholarship research. http://www.scholarshipacademy.org/online/volunteer-opportunities/
- Operation Gratitude:
Send letters and packages to those that serve/d our county. https://www.operationgratitude.com/express-your-thanks/write-letters/
- Atlanta Community Food Bank:
Collect food items or donate online to the ACFB. http://engage.acfb.org/site/TR?fr_id=1982&pg=entry
- Action Ministries
Need Volunteers to build food boxes.
4025 Welcome All Rd., Ste. 160, Atlanta, GA 30349
10:00 am to 1:00 pm MON WED FRI
- Atlanta Community Food Bank
UWGA has partnered with our region's leading hunger relief partner-Shifts begin March 23, 2020 www.acfb.org
- Atlanta Survival Program:
Volunteer as a driver to deliver groceries to elderly and low-income individuals affected by COVID-19. atlsurvival.org
- Host a displaced student or their belongings
As college students navigate campus closures, many are faced with few options due to the cost and limitations of travel. Welcome a student into your home or provide a safe place to store their belongings during evacuations.
- MUST Ministries
Volunteers needed to take meals to cars in the drive-thru. bit.ly/mustfeed
- Open Hand Atlanta
is looking for volunteer as a meal packer or delivery driver to serve nutritious meals critically ill and home-bound senior clients. Open Hand plans to pre-deliver meals to clients to help offset the need in advance.
- Operation Gratitude
Volunteers can write letters and send care packages to deployed troops, veterans, wounded heroes and more through Operation Gratitude. Take a moment to thank those who served our country for their commitment and bravery.
TaskRabbit is partnering with local United Way 2-1-1s to allow anyone in good health to sign up to become a volunteer Tasker in the Taskerapp. This initiative will connect immunocompromised, elderly, disabled, and healthcare workers who are struggling with essential tasks such as pick-up/drop-off groceries, meals or medications, yard work, pet caretaking and more. Anyone interested in volunteering would need to sign up using the new "Volunteer Help" category online or on their app. For details and information visit tasksforgood.tr.co
Anyone interested in becoming a Tasker, will need to register online www.taskrabbit.com/become-a-tasker or on the TaskRabbit app.