All assistance, including food orders, will be by appointment only.
Same-day appointments may be made as available. Please call 404-373-2300 for utility bill assistance and call 404-373-9283 for food and Rx assistance ONLY.
• Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday
• Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday
• 9:00am–11:15 am
DEAM is closed for assistance on Wednesdays and only open for donations and deliveries.
REMINDER: DEAM will be closed for Good Friday, March 29, 2024.
DEAM serves more than 250 local families and 100 unhoused clients a month, providing critical assistance to ease hunger, prevent utility service disconnection, and purchase life-sustaining prescriptions for qualified residents.Read more about DEAMWatch our video
March 10, 2024
Come join the many DEAM volunteers, clients, Board members, Coordinating Council members, and member churches on March 10, 2024 for the Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB) Annual Hunger Walk/Run. All monies raised on behalf of DEAM will go to DEAM's food account, which will assist us with purchasing food from ACFB and allow us to devote more money to utility and prescription payments.
In order to raise money for DEAM, go to www.hungerwalkrun.org to register to walk for DEAM or simply to donate. You can participate either in person or virtually. When registering choose Join A Team and enter Team DEAM in the box. Then under company name choose D2300 Decatur Emergency Assistance Ministry. Once that is selected you will be directed to complete your information and to make a payment. If you want to just donate, then choose that option and choose Team DEAM.
DEAM counts on generous donors to help fund the work of the ministry. Find out how your money is used and pooled with other gifts to make a difference in the Decatur area.tell me more about giving
DEAM seeks volunteers to help as greeters, in the office, and in our food pantry. Find out about the many ways you can help prevent homelessness and hunger in the Decatur area.discover how you can serve
Effective July 12, 2021: You now have two options to request utility assistance:
Completed forms should be placed in the locked box hanging on the outside of the DEAM office door. We will process the forms in the order they are received. Completion of the form does not guarantee assistance, but you will be notified once we have processed your request.
If you or someone you know needs help, please visit our Eligibility page to find information on who qualifies for assistance, what assistance can be offered, and other important information you need to know.
DEAM provides emergency food and basic toiletries to qualifying residents.Learn more
DEAM provides financial assistance to qualifying residents for prescriptions.learn more
DEAM helps prevent cut-off of water, gas, and electricity services by providing financial assistance to qualifying residents.LEARN MORE
DEAM relies on contributions of non-perishable food and basic health supplies. DEAM buys many canned goods from the Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB) at pennies on the dollar, but the items listed below are always in short supply.
At DEAM, we strive to help qualified clients move from a place of need to one of independence.
Eighty-five percent of every dollar donated to DEAM goes to serving clients. The remaining 15% covers operating expenses. You can be assured that any monies donated to our ministry are used efficiently and effectively to benefit those in need.
"This will be a few words from a DEAM volunteer about the impact and positive influence they have experienced since volunteering with DEAM. Should only be a sentence or two that will hopefully inspire others to help. Example 1
This will be a few words from a DEAM volunteer about the impact and positive influence they have experienced since volunteering with DEAM. Should only be a sentence or two that will hopefully inspire others to help. Example 2
This will be a few words from a DEAM volunteer about the impact and positive influence they have experienced since volunteering with DEAM. Should only be a sentence or two that will hopefully inspire others to help. Example 3