***This blog post is part of a previously weekly, now monthly series titled #SignalBoostSunday. This series will highlight organizations and social causes that are of importance and provide assistance to the Greater Atlanta area. ***
Before we get on with the first #SignalBoostSunday post of 2019, I just wanted to mention a change to the structure of #SignalBoostSunday posts going forward: In the past, I would publish a #SignalBoostSunday post every week. Going forward, starting with this post, I will no longer write weekly posts for this series. Instead, I will be writing them on a monthly basis. And so, each installment will be posted once a month, on a Sunday, in keeping with the name.
It’s the first #SignalBoostSunday post of 2019! This month’s post will focus on two local organizations that work to feed Atlanta’s hungry.
As a yoga ashram, Kashi Atlanta is best known for its yoga classes. Lesser known are its community service initiatives. One of these initiatives is called Ma’s Street Meals and its purpose is to feed Atlanta’s homeless. This program provides lunch every Wednesday at SafeHouse, an organization that helps those who are homeless successfully make the transition towards “stability and independent living.” The lunches are prepared and delivered by Ma’s Street Meals volunteers.
The Toco Hills Community Alliance (THCA) provides emergency food supplies for those in need. THCA helps those struggling with poverty and homelessness by providing free groceries, free clothes and by serving free lunches on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. In addition to those services, THCA also has a food pantry available to those in need, who are also DeKalb county residents. THCA’s food assistance program only serves residents who live in the following zip codes: 30030, 30032, 30033, 30319, 30324, 30329, 30340, 30341 and 30345.