Participate in the co-op
A place for YOU!
Everybody is welcome, regardless of financial circumstances. Just pick the time slot that fits best for you.
If you can volunteer, please arrive at 10:00am to help unload and set up.
If you can donate $2 per item, come between 12:00-3:00pm.
If you can donate $1 per item, come between 3:00-4:00pm.
If you can donate just a couple of dollars, or are unable to donate at all due to financial hardship, come between 4:00-4:30pm.
If you have livestock to feed or gardens to mulch, come between 4:30-5:00pm to get the leftovers.
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12:00 - 4:00
Grab n Go
12:00-3:00 - $2 per item, further discounts given for bulk and/or first-timer*
3:00-4:00 - $1 per item
*Bulk and first-timer discounts: Bulk ("Sponsors") special - 30 items or more:
- If you are new OR bring somebody new, then you each donate only $30 for 30 items.
- If you are a returning customer and do NOT bring somebody new, then you donate $50 for 30 items.
Cashapp $PamTheFreegan or Venmo @PamTheFreegan.
When making your donation, please include a comment to specify:
1) First name and last initial of person for whom you are donating, and
2) Date for which you are donating.
If you do NOT specify any date, then the date defaults to the next Saturday on the calendar.
3) Optional -- First name and last initial of first-timer that you are introducing to FreeFoodCommune.
You make a $30 donation with the comment “Joe S 3/21, bringing new person Margaret R”
And Margaret puts this comment w her $30 donation:
“Margaret R 3/21, new person with Joe S ”
Donations are non-transferable* and non-refundable; thus, you should submit your donation for a given Saturday only at that point in time when you know for sure that you will be able to attend that particular date.
Or just wait and bring cash day-of. Bills only please, no coins.
Bills accepted: $20s, $10s, $5s.
No large bills; no $100s, No $50s.
No small bills; no $1s.
Line order is determined by time of donation.
*Donations are NOT transferable to another DATE, but ARE transferable to another PERSON. If you are unable to make it to get food on the particular Saturday that you had specified on your donation, then please just find somebody to take your place. Just tell that person to tell us when they are checking in that Saturday that they are substituting for you. Be telling and bringing others regardless, please; the more people that show up on Saturdays to get food, the more food gets rescued in Atlanta!
4:00 - 4:30
If you can donate just a couple of dollars, or are unable to donate at all due to financial hardship, come get food during this time.
4:30 - 5:00
If you have livestock to feed or you want to add compost to your garden beds or planting fields, come at 4:00 to get the leftovers.
What To Bring
Bring 1-5 sturdy plastic tote bins (18-gallon or smaller) into which to put your food selections. No lids needed. Load 'em up! We do always have boxes on hand for you to use if you don't bring enough bins.
What's the deal with Sponsors / bulk?
Sponsors shop in the same place and select from the same food items, but in a different format:
Grab n Go - You donate per item AFTER selecting your food items.
Sponsors/bulk shoppers - You donate a $30 "cover charge" BEFORE selecting your food items ($50 "cover charge" if you do not bring anybody new with you that week, max 30 items.
Normal FreeFoodCommune price for 30 items would be $60, so you save $30 by shopping in bulk AND by being/bringing a newbie.
If you are a returning customer and you do NOT bring somebody new, then you pay $50 and get 30 items. Normal FreeFoodCommune price for 30 items would be $60. so you save $10 by shopping in bulk.
For all bulk shoppers, new or returning, any additional items above 30 items will be the usual price of $2/item.