Get Food for Free at CAC Mini-Markets

Fresh Produce

A variety of fresh fruits and vegetables are available every day at CAC Mini-Markets.

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The Community Assistance Center provides food to individuals and families in need who live in Sandy Springs or Dunwoody. CAC offers non-perishable groceries, fresh produce, dairy products, and meat products, all subject to availability. Each household is provided with a certain allotment of pounds of food proportionate to the number of people in their family. This allotment refreshes weekly, allowing families to shop for free, fresh groceries each week.

CAC distributes food through three Mini-Markets, which function similarly to a regular grocery store. Clients grab a grocery cart and pick foods that fit their tastes, allergies, and/or dietary restrictions.

To shop at CAC Mini-Markets, you must be an active CAC client.

Summer Lunches for Children 2024

Children in Dunwoody and Sandy Springs who receive free lunch at school automatically qualify for CAC’s summer lunch program. Starting on June 1, all CAC Mini-Market locations will offer a special selection of food to active CAC families with children. No additional registration is necessary. 


Our largest Mini-Market is located on Roswell Road, in north Sandy Springs about one mile south of the Chattahoochee River. 


Our most recently renovated Mini-Market is located in South Sandy Springs, near the intersection of Roswell Road and I-285. 


Our Mini-Market in Dunwoody is conveniently located off the Chamblee-Dunwoody Road exit off I-285, near the Georgetown Shopping Center. 

About Food Assistance

CAC alleviates hunger locally by offering free food to those in need in Sandy Springs and Dunwoody. CAC gives food to about 500 families a month and many of those come weekly.

Volunteers staff the food pantry daily to take in donations, stock the shelves and work in the self-shop client mini-market with clients.

CAC partners with the Atlanta Community Food Bank and Second Helpings Atlanta which are critical in providing staples and fresh food year-round. Food is also donated by individuals, businesses, congregations, schools and civic groups. Many of these groups hold annual food drives for CAC.

CAC distributes non-perishable food and goods as well as perishable foods such as freshly prepared foods, meat and produce. The perishable goods are delivered daily to CAC by Second Helpings Atlanta. Second Helpings volunteers pick up excess fresh and prepared food that would otherwise go to waste from area restaurants, caterers, cafeterias, grocery stores and bakeries and deliver it to CAC and other partner agencies.