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America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia
2501 East President Suite
Second Harvest provides emergency food assistance through its support to churches, food pantries, social service agencies, and direct food assistance through Kid’s Cafes and the Seniors Brown Bag program. They are also able to transports food to rural locations. Second Harvest also offers culinary art job training.
A Working Woman in Need, Inc. (AWWIN)
2203 Abercorn Street
AWWIN, Inc. is a nonprofit organization designed to assist single, working women and their children to better their circumstances. The AWINN, Inc. also offers emergency financial stipends and provides temporary emergency housing, utility, food and transportation stipends to AWWIN clients.
First Bryan Baptist Church
575 West Bryan Street
First Bryan provides a food pantry each 3rd Saturday of the month, 8-10pm; and a clothes closet each 3rd Saturday, 8-10pm.
Old Savannah City Mission
2414 Bull Street
The Old Savannah City Mission offers an emergency shelter, food and clothing to men who lack such necessities. The Mission offers three hot meals Monday through Saturday and dinner is served on Sunday. On Fridays they provide food bags to the elderly and shut-ins. On Monday, Wednesday, and Friday they distribute food bags after 1:00pm. There is no charge for the groceries; however, individuals (or families) must have a referral letter from someone–preferably from a pastor of a congregation.
Royal Church of Christ
1902 Rogers Street
Royal Church of Christ provides emergency assistance with rent, utilities, and a food pantry. The food pantry is open on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday beginning a 10:30 until 1:30.
3100 Montgomery Street
The Salvation Army offers food assistance to families who are in need. Groceries may be received only through a referral from the Department of Family Children Services.
502 East Liberty Street
Social Apostolate provides food and other assistance for the area’s homeless. The soup kitchen is open Tuesday through Friday from 10am to 3pm (closed for lunch between 1:00 and 1:30pm). Groceries assistance is available to those individuals who are currently paying rent. They offer a work program that helps individuals obtain their birth certificates, then IDs and finally employment. Once employment is secured, the Apostolate will assist in transportation expenses until the initial paycheck is issued. Additionally, they will assist in the required clothing (steel toe boots etc.) Prescription services are offered as well as medical clinics.
Savannah United Ministries
23 West Hull Street
Savannah United Ministries provides meals to homeless individuals. Grocery Assistance- Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 10:30-2:30 pm, Rent/Utilities Assistance- 11:30-12:30 p.m. Call for an appointment.
St. Paul’s CME Church
1601 Barnard Street
St. Paul’s serves hot meals from 3pm to 5pm Monday through Friday (available to anyone). St. Paul’s also provides groceries (brown bag) on the 3rd Friday of each month from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church offers can goods twice a month (2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month) from 7:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. Some form of ID is required.
Wesley Community Center
1601 Drayton Street
Meals-emergency food is available the first and second Wednesday of every month from 10am to 12pm.
Family Advocacy Project– Project works to assist families in times of need through advocacy and referral including emergency utility and rental assistance, food assistance, health forums and community events.
Wesley’s Women’s Center– Wesley’s day shelter provides a safe haven, lunch and optional motivational programs such as: education classes, spiritual workshops and counseling, job support including a career clothing closet; computer lab and library, commercial kitchen facility and meeting spaces.
Early Childhood Education and Development Development Center– offers full day learning services, subsidized child care for families who are low-income and/or homeless, on site therapy, breakfast, lunch and snack. Hours: 7am to 5:45pm.