Contribute to DEAM

Financial Donations

DEAM buys many canned fruits and vegetables from the Atlanta Community Food Bank at pennies on the dollar, so financial donations are always greatly appreciated to help fund these purchases and maximize the benefit of your donation dollars. Economy-sized boxes of these are most welcome, as are donations of resealable bags.  

Financial Donations are always much needed and greatly appreciated. In addition to helping stock the food pantry, DEAM relies completely on your contributions to fund financial aid for prescriptions, prevention of loss of water, gas and electricity services.

DEAM is a designated non-profit charity 501(c)(3) as defined by the IRS. Our office will furnish an acknowledgement letter for any monetary donations so that the donor may use it to document their donation for tax purposes.

Ways to Give:

1. Click on the "Just Give" button to donate directly to DEAM.

We've made it easy for you to support DEAM's ministry and mission! Just click on the button to provide financial assistance on a secure website.

What a great way to honor or memorialize someone!

2. Write a check to DEAM and mail it to:
Holy Trinity Parish 
515 E. Ponce de Leon Ave.
Decatur, GA  30030

3. Designate DEAM as your charity choice when you shop at Kroger and Amazon.

Earn donations for DEAM shopping at Kroger.
Register at .

In the account summary, add Decatur-Area-Emergency #0566 as your Community Rewards partner. NOTE: This designation will need to be renewed annually to continue donations to DEAM.

Use your Kroger Plus card to earn dollars for DEAM whenever you shop. Shoppers still earn all their own points while also earning dollars for DEAM.

Earn donations for DEAM shopping at Amazon.

To designate DEAM for your contributions when making purchases on simply enter and login to your account then specify Decatur Emergency Assistance Ministry as the recipient of your donations. A small donation will then be automatically sent to DEAM for every purchase you make on the website.

4. DEAM has a brokerage account so we can accept stock donations. Please email our office for details.

Food Donations

Food donations can be made at any of our member churches. Food donations can also also dropped off at the DEAM office during normal office hours (9:30 to 11:30 am) - preferably on Wednesdays. We do not see clients on Wednesdays, but will be onsite for deliveries and donations

Ongoing Items Needs

Donations of non-perishable food items that are especially needed on a continuing basis:

  • soup of any kind
  • pasta (1 lb. boxes)
  • pasta sauce
  • rice**
  • bundle tea**
  • powdered laundry detergent or pods**
  • corn muffin mix
  • strawberry or grape jelly 
  • breakfast cereal
  • toiletries
  • adult diapers
  • resealable bags

**Economy-sized boxes of these are most welcome.

How to Donate Items

Items can be donated during our open hours from 9 til 11:30 Monday through Friday. Since we are closed to clients on Wed, that is the easiest day for us!

COVID-19 Update: Donations are welcome! Please place the items outside the DEAM door on Wednesdays only, between 8 and 11:00 am. Our restocking crew will check often and get the items safely into the pantry.

April 2023 Most Needed Items:

  • canned lima beans
  • canned baked beans
  • canned  corn
  • canned greens - mixed, collard, turnip
  • pasta sauce
  • canned chili
  • canned beef stew
  • small packages of dry milk, cans of evaporated milk, or boxed milk
  • 1 lb packages of yellow rice
  • grape or strawberry jelly
  • canned fruit (pineapple, fruit cocktail, mandarin oranges, peaches)
  • tuna fish packets
  • canned chicken
  • canned tuna fish
  • toilet paper
  • Adult diapers in size  M and XL for women
  • sizes newborn, 5 and 6, and sizes 4T-5T baby diapers
  • disposable razors
  • individual or small packets of wet wipes (for our unhoused clients)
  • toothpaste
  • shampoo
  • deodorant (women's especially)

How DEAM Donations Fight Hunger and Homelessness

DEAM donations fund food and financial contributions directly to Decatur-area residents to prevent homelessness and hunger.


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.