The Center for Family Resources is a non-profit serving low-income and homeless populations in Cobb County. The organization only has about two weeks' worth of supplies left in its food pantry.
"Our greatest needs are in our food pantry and in our housing closet," said Communications Manager Susie Ivy.
Based on family size, CFR provides $50-100 worth of groceries from the food pantry. The food feeds a family for about three to five days.
What is most needed: canned vegetables, pasta, rice, breakfast items, canned fruit, canned meats and protein items like peanut butter. Diapers, size 2-5, are also high demand items.
The CFR Housing Closet provides non-food essentials for families who've entered the Housing Program designed to stabilize families in crisis by placing them in a leased apartment instead of a congregate shelter.
Each apartment comes fully furnished. The Housing Closet supplies each unit with dishes, pots and pans, toiletries, linens, and more.
The following donations are needed: feminine hygiene items like tampons, pads, liners and toiletries like deodorant and shampoo.
Ivy explained that personal hygiene products are expensive and cannot be purchased with food stamps.
For more information on how to donate for the food pantry or housing closet, call 770-428-2601.
Volunteers are always needed at CFR. To inquire about volunteering opportunities, contact Jennifer Cain, Development and Volunteer Coordinator, at 770-428-2601, ext. 242 or JenniferCain@TheCFR.org.
A volunteer application accompanies this article. It may be faxed to her attention at 770-428-5231.
Since 1960, The Center for Family Resources has helped tens of thousands of low-income families with employment, education, and housing services; leadership development programs; mentoring opportunities; and temporary financial and food assistance.