The following are some food banks and resources that may help you and your family. These are also places that could use donations of money, food and time.
Rockdale Emergency Relief, 350 Tall Oaks Drive. (770) 922-9210 or (770) 922-0615. Eligible seniors can receive a box of non-perishable food every three months. You must have Social Security card and picture ID at time of pick up. You also must arrange your own pick up or a family member can do this for you if he or she has your ID.
Servants of the Lord. (770) 922-6206. Saturday and holiday meal delivery. Call for interview and to start delivery, no age limit. Sponsored by Conyers First Methodist Church.
First Shady Grove Church, 2105 Old Covington Highway. (770) 483-8283. Tuesday and Thursday 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Saturday at 10:30 a.m. First come, first served. Often has fresh fruit and vegetables. Bring your own boxes, bags and transportation.
Solid Rock Baptist Church. (678) 342-3434. Rockdale and Newton residents. Tuesday and Wednesday mornings 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Thursday nights 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Must have picture ID and a $7 donation if possible. Eligible for one box of food, a week. They may deliver if disabled and an emergency. Taken on a case by case basis.
Sharing Circle Meals. (770) 787-3522. Conyers Christian Church. Contact Claudette Durham, Be sure to tell her that you were referred by Senior Services. This volunteer group will deliver soup for the needy.
United Way 211. For any referrals just dial 211 on your telephone.
Rockdale Baptist Church. (770) 483-8392. Small box of food every three months.
Old Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. (770) 483-8392. Tuesdays noon to 1 p.m. First come, first served. Must be a Rockdale resident and show picture ID. Eligible for a box of food every two months.
Monastery of the Holy Spirit, Ga. Highway 212. (770) 483-8705. Rockdale and Newton residents. Every Tuesday 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. A variety of food, breads, pastries and canned goods. Eligible once every three months. Must show a current picture ID and Social Security or Medicare card.