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

Sarah’s Closet & Comprehensive Services is located on the campus of the One Accord Community Church at 5285 Flat Shoals Parkway in Decatur, GA. Sarah’s Closet provides groceries and clothing for DeKalb County residents in need. We also provide financial and nutritional counseling, money management training, healthy cooking demonstrations and “shopping on a budget” planning classes.

Your support as a volunteer or donor will help the pantry feed the hungry.  Please take the Hunger Challenge and commit to helping alleviate hunger in our community this year.

What Can We Do?

According to Feeding America’s 2014 Hunger in America report, 1 in 7.5 people, or an estimated 755,400 people, in metro Atlanta and north Georgia turn to food pantries and meal service programs to feed themselves and their families each year. This includes more than 164,000 children and more than 64,000 seniors.

In the Atlanta Metropolitan area, clients visit food pantries more than 6.1 million times during the course of a year which means that 80,000 people are served each week by programs supported through our partner agency, the Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB).

  • 56% of client households report monthly incomes of less than $1000.

  • 28% of respondents have faced foreclosure or eviction in the past five years.

  • Among all households served by Atlanta Community Food Bank agencies and programs, 59% have at least one member who has been employed in the past year.

 Sarah’s Closet is located in DeKalb County which has a population of 722,161 and out of the 159 counties in Georgia it is the fourth most populated county in the state.

The number of children under the age of under 5 years of age is 29.2% to 37.4%; children 5 to 17 years of age is 25.7% to 32.4% and children over the age of 18 is 25.6% to 34.0%.

According to the USDA Food Desert website, Sarah’s Closet & Comprehensive Services’ primary clients reside in designated food deserts. Additionally, nearly one in five Georgians requires federal assistance or food stamps (electronic benefits transfer) to put dinner on their table. In Georgia EBT recipients have ballooned to 1.9 million or nearly 20 percent of the state’s population. 

According to a report from the New York Academy of Sciences, children living in or being born into food-insecure households are at much greater risk for low-birth weight, hospitalizations, and poor cognitive, academic and psychosocial development.

The Hunger Challenge