FROM NEED TO SUFFICIENCY

OBJECTIVE:  To provide individuals and families with the tools and means to improve self-sufficiency.

I. CAREER & EDUCATION READINESS

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CAREER*LEARNING CENTER

Computer station, history lending library, book distribution for literacy improvement, and literacy projects, local author readings, and business startup support.

 

SUNDAYS, 12:00pm

 

@ Event Location

TBA

Atlanta, GA 30337

 

NO registration is required. 

 

Event Examples:

*Check out history and autobiographical books.

*Use computer station to create resumes, type reports, play learning games, job searches, and more.

*Apply for temp/permanent work opportunities.

*Free book distributions to school aged youth.

*Booth/event rental for artists and small business outreach.

 

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BACK TO SCHOOL GIVEAWAY

Each year we host a Back to School Event.

 

EACH EVENT IS DIFFERENT. THIS YEAR WILL BE A CARNIVAL THEME.

 

@ Event Date

TBA

3:00pm  to  6:00pm

 

@ Event Location

TBA

Atlanta, GA 30337

NO registration is required for this event.

 

Full details on what will be offered at this event will be posted on or by August 1.

II. RESOURCE SUPPORT

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CLOTHES*CLOSET

ONCE a quarter, we provide clothing for men, women, and children.

 

OFFERINGS, QUANTITY, AND SIZING VARIES MONTHLY.

 

@ (SPECIAL) Event Date

TBD

2:00pm  to  3:00pm

 

@ Event Location

2514 W Point Ave

Atlanta, GA 30337

 

NO pre-registration is required for this event.  First come, first serve.

A maximum number of items per person may be set each day.

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PROJECT COMPANION (PETS)

 

Pet Food Pantry.

 

When supplies allow, we provide pet food for cats, dogs, and birds during the Free Market Food Pantry.

 

AVAILABILITY, OFFERINGS, AND QUANTITY VARIES WEEKLY.

 

@ Event Date

MONDAYS

 

@ Event Location

2514 W Point Ave

Atlanta, GA 30337

 

Pre-registration is required.  First come, first serve.

A maximum number of items per person may be set each day.​

Shopping Bags

CHRISTMAS IN JULY / HOME ITEM GIVEAWAYS

Each month, we host a store giveaway that includes house hold items, toys, electronics, and more.

Registration ONSITE is required.

Dates are TBD and are held once per month.

2:00pm to 3:30pm

@ 2514 W Point Ave, ATL 30337

Items are limited to 2 per adult (adult section) and 2 per child (children's section).

 

Must be present to receive.

ID required for AGE verification.

ALL ITEMS ARE IN "AS-IS" CONDITION: May be new or previously used or in working or non-working condition.

Christmas Star Decorations

XMAS GIFT GIVEAWAY

Each year we host a Christmas Gift/Toy Give-A-Way. All children ages 0-18 can be registered by a parent/guardian.

 

Gifts/Toy quantities are limited. We can not guarantee that all registered children will receive a gift/toy.

We will confirm EACH child separately based on donations received and Wish Lists.

 

A confirmation will be sent to pick up their gift.

 

DO NOT ATTEND IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE CONFIRMATION FROM FGF.

 

CONFIRMATIONS ARE SENT THE WEEK OF THE EVENT DATE.

 

@ Event Date

Saturday

December 17, 2022

12:00pm  to  3:00pm (by appointment)

 

@ Event Location

TBA

Atlanta, GA 30337

III. ECO-CONCIOUS INITIATIVES

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HEALTHY EATING INITIATIVE

Bringing access to fresh produce and plant-based foods to all households.

 

- Redirect surplus retail food from landfills to people in need.

- Inclusion of fresh fruits and vegetables in every day meals.

- Inclusions for dietary restrictions; including food allergies/intolerances.

- Inclusions for health related diets; including diabetes, high blood pressure, etc.

- Inclusion of vegan, plant-based foods.

- Provide easy, low ingredient recipes.

Cleaning Street Litter

COMMUNITY CLEAN UP

Provide opportunities for residents to clean, improve, and sustain their local communities. 

- Ensure communities are safe and clean through neighborhood clean ups.

- Ensure streets are safe and clean: Adopt A Road.

- Restore community pride.

- Provide plants and flowers to replant in home gardens or on porches.

Recycling Bottles

WASTE REDUCTION

Implement measures to reduce environmental impact and ensure environmental sustainability.

- Reduce use of single use plastics.

- Redirect food waste to farmers.

- Choose, request, or switch to recyclable products, when available.

Girls Carrying a Recycling Bin

RECYCYLE

Cardboard recycling.

 

- Break down boxes and cardboard for weekly recycling.

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REUSE & REPURPOSE

Turn items from single use to multi-use.

- Reuse bags, boxes, and containers.

- Repurpose crates and pallets into functional use items (benches, planters, etc).