*****Author’s Note: The following post was published on January 13, 2019 and has not been updated since its initial publication. As this post was written as part of a bigger, older project that has already ended, I do not intend on updating this post with new information about the organizations featured in it. This means some or all of the information in this or other posts in this series may be outdated by the time you read this post.
If you need the latest information on these organizations, it is your responsibility to conduct that research on your own. These posts can be used as a jumping off point for that research, but it is still your responsibility to look up these organizations on your own to verify whether or not their services still exist or will actually work for your needs.
***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.