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)

The following individuals are members of the Staff of CARES. Executive Director Richard Vaughn Warehouse Manager Don Wilson Administrative Assistant Natalie Hart…(Read More)

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 pretty soon there…(Read More)

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)

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 Mondays             12:30 pm – 2:45 pm     Food Pantry Wednesdays       10 am – 12:00 noon      New Clients/Extreme Emergencies Fridays     …(Read More)

From downtown Jasper, go east on Highway 53 just past the old hospital and just before Dairy Queen. Samaritan Drive is on the right – turn right onto Samaritan Drive and go to the top of the hill. We are located behind the Thrift Store on the right. Donations by check should be made out…(Read More)

The following individuals are members of the CARES Board of Directors Executive Committee Richard Vaughn, Executive Director Angie Jones, Chairperson George Miksch, Treasurer/CFO Dayton Adams, Secretary   Board Members Susan Armstrong Lorene Ballew Kristal Beaver Gene Berry Fran Bishop Richard Ferguson Rebecca Hale Tim Jordan Matt Ledford Jack Phillips 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)

Those seeking financial assistance must have documentation of residence in Pickens County as well as identification for each immediate family member receiving services. In addition, clients requesting financial assistance will be required to produce documentation of bills to utility companies, creditors, medical or prescription charges, etc. as is applicable. This brief application for services will…(Read More)