HONORING OUR VOLUNTEERS! Our annual Volunteer Luncheon was held on Thursday, December 20th at Georgia Mountain Hospice.  The Board of Directors celebrated and honored the volunteers who make this food pantry operate every day – whether it is distributing food to clients, stocking shelves, working on the computer or assisting with special projects.  Their tireless…(Read More)

Our 13th annual A Taste of Pickens is happening soon !! Join us for delicious samplings of food from our great local restaurants: 61 Main Bojangles Bub-Ba-Q Last Catch Seafood Marcos Pizza Mary Ann’s These restaurants are just a few of the wonderful eateries joining us! We will also be having several local…(Read More)

OPEN INVITATION TO PICKENS COUNTY RESTAURANTS!! Would you like to join us at the 13th Annual Taste of Pickens to be held Saturday, November 10th, 2018? This is a great opportunity to promote your restaurant and the delicious food you create for your customers. This event is held on the campus of Chattahoochee Technical College…(Read More)

[sb_image_oxi id=”12″] The following individuals are members of the Staff of CARES. Executive Director Chris Rumble Warehouse Manager Don Wilson Administrative Assistant Joy Dorsey…(Read More)

[sb_image_oxi id=”6″] The Community Food Pantry was established in 1997 as a ministry of The Episcopal Church of the Holy Family in Jasper after members there shared their vision to help feed the less fortunate in Pickens County. Others shared in the call to care for our neighbors As the Gospel would encourage, and…(Read More)

[sb_image_oxi id=”8″] To provide food and essential non-food items, temporary financial assistance, resource counseling and supplemental financing for education, for those in need residing in Pickens County, Georgia.  Anyone who is placed in a difficult situation due to illness, accident or any misfortune is welcome to be a recipient…(Read More)

CARES Main phone number is (706)253-4777 for general questions regarding food distributions, hours, donations, etc.  Phone messages are checked and responded to on the next business day. Financial Assistance can be reached by calling (706) 253-4778.  Please leave a message.  The messages are checked and responded to on the following Wednesday. Food…(Read More)

From downtown Jasper, go east on Highway 53 just past the Pickens County Administration Office. Samaritan Drive is on the right – turn right onto Samaritan Drive and go to the top of the hill, turn right on Cares Dr. We are located behind the Thrift Store. Donations by check should be made out to:…(Read More)

[sb_image_oxi id=”9″] The following individuals are members of the CARES Board of Directors Executive Committee Chris Rumble, Executive Director Angie Jones, Chairperson George Miksch, Treasurer/CFO Dayton Adams, Secretary   Board Members Susan Armstrong Lorene Ballew Kristal Beaver Gene Berry Amy Denney Richard Ferguson Rebecca Hale Tim Jordan Matt Ledford Christine Vanderwalt…(Read More)

In the United States 41,204,000 people are struggling with hunger – and of them 12,938,000 are children.  In more tangible terms, this equates to 1 in 8 adults facing food insecurity, as well as 1 in 6 children.  These figures are according to Feeding America’s Map the Gap study conducted in…(Read More)