IF YOU ARE IN NEED OF FOOD AND DON’T KNOW IF YOU QUALIFY, CALL 706-541-2834.
Services We Provide
If you would like to register at Columbia County Cares Food Pantry to receive regular monthly support, here's what you need to do:
Be a resident of Columbia County GA. We will need to see 2 proofs of residence (driver’s license, bills mailed to this address with your name on them.) No PO Boxes.
If you are on food stamps or if you have children below the age of 18, you need to go to DFACS - Department of Family and Children Services (located at 6853 Columbia Rd across from the Sheriff's Office and Detention Center) and get a referral slip.
You will need to show Social Security Cards or Birth Certificates for everyone you are registering in your household. Everyone registered to your household must be related to you by blood or marriage. (No “boyfriends,” “girlfriends” or live-in partners)
Only one person at a given address may register with us
By law, we cannot register people in nursing homes or agencies that provide residents with food.
Official office hours are Tuesday – Thursday 9:30am – 2:00pm.
SERVICES THE FOOD PANTRY DOES NOT PROVIDE
CLOTHING – This is not normally available. If you need clothing, tell the clerk at DFACS. She will check your form in such a way as to allow you to apply for food from us and to receive clothing from Helping Hands Thrift Store, 6347 Columbia Rd – across from the DFACS office – (706) 541-2849 Call for operating times.
FUNDS FOR PAYING RENT OR UTILITIES – Such help can sometimes be obtained from:
The church you attend.
Columbia County Community Connection 706-650-5010
Need Help Paying Bills - www.needhelppayingbills.com