Everyday Heroes: Solidarity in Sandy Springs

Your everyday hero is Jennifer Barnes, who runs the Solidarity Sandy Springs food bank!

September 8, 2020
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Your everyday hero is Jennifer Barnes, who runs the Solidarity Sandy Springs food bank!

Jennifer and her team of volunteers started a small emergency food pantry running out of a Sandy Springs restaurant back in March… and it has now taken over the former Publix at the Prado! They are feeding between 150 - 200 families a week.

Jennifer says they started their little pantry with the idea that they would help food insecure school families during the Covid shut downs. That small act grew into a community movement to help families that were being overlooked and in need.

Her organization runs entirely on a non-profit model and volunteers make everything possible. Jennifer says, “We would love to have you assist the pantry either by working or being a shopper! To make sure we have a safe working environment and social distancing, be sure to sign up for a shift.”

To sign up to volunteer or to see the list of their most needed pantry items, visit www.solidaritysandysprings.com.