Welcome to

Sarah's Closet & Comprehensive Services!

Welcome to

Sarah's Closet & Comprehensive Services!

Hours: Tuesday -11:00AM to 1:00PM

Thursday - 5:30PM to 7:30PM

5285 Flat Shoals Parkway

Decatur, GA 30034

Statewide, the Georgia Food Bank Association said nearly 20 percent  of Georgians - about one in five - are food insecure compared with the national total of 15.9 percent of Americans who often don't know where their next meal will come from.

The 2010 U.S. Census said 755,000 people in metro Atlanta and North Georgia are considered food insecure. Millions of people suffer and die every year because they don’t have the most basic necessity freely available to them. Help us change that.

In 1990, Sarah C. Moses, Pastor Darlene Body, and Sheria Walker wanted to help feed DeKalb County citizens and did so successfully for several years until Sarah was diagnosed with a life-threatening illness and passed away. Her passing left such a void that we could not carry on with the Food Pantry at that time. In 2013, after relocating to Georgia from Minnesota, Mother Dollie Foster felt compelled to revive the Food Pantry. She approached Pastor and Bishop Body and they agreed wholeheartedly as this was their vision. With a minimum of resources, the Food Pantry was relaunched and continues to grow as the need increases. If you want to be a part of this movement, donate here.

Remembering our Founder 

Sarah Charlene Moses 

SCCS's Scope of Core Services

Food Pantry and Clothes Closet
Through its Client-choice Model, SCCS not only provides clients with access to only fresh and whole foods families are able to choose from a number of "gently used" donated clothing items from coats, shoes, dresses, pants, etc. for the entire family.

Nutritional Classes
Beginning in October 2015, SCCS will offer monthly nutritional classes for its clients.  These classes will provide instruction and guidance on how to prepare healthy meals for the family.

Financial "Food" Management
In keeping with the offering of nutritional classes, SCCS will teach clients how to best utilize their food selection from a financial perspective.  For example, SCCS clients will be taught how to take their food selections and map out a menu of potential meal options on a weekly basis.  It is our desire to help families stretch the supplemental food provided by SCCS.


For families who express an interest in individual and/or family counseling services, SCCS has established a relationship with "Brighter Futures Now, Inc.".  Twice a month on Thursday evenings, from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Karen Sutton, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, is available to meet with clients on a first-come, first-serve basis for preliminary screening. 

Note:  Counseling sessions do not take place onsite at SCCS facilities. Private sessions are scheduled for a later date and time at the offices of Brighter Futures Now, Inc.

Community Garden

SCCS'c Community Garden is our effort to continue providing fresh and whole foods to our clients beyond what we receive on a weekly basis.  Volunteers are needed to maintain the Community Garden as well as donations of supplies (e.g., gardening tools, planting seeds, etc.)

About 20.6 percent of DeKalb’s population, or 143,240 people, are considered food insecure, according to “Mapping the Meal Gap,” a 2014 study by Feeding America.

SCCS's Service Area Demographics