|About||SWEEAC, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, serves more than 48,000 families & distributes over 1M pounds of food to families in need in our communities of Atlanta, GA|
|Mission||To provide emergency assistance to citizens of Southwest Atlanta facing crisis in zip codes 30310, 30331, 30311.|
Our Faith Communities are addressing the community issue of hunger, children-at-risk and unemployment.
In 1988, this issue had become overwhelmingly evident to the pastors of churches in the Southwest area of Atlanta; and in response, the Southwest Ecumenical Emergency Assistance Center (SWEEAC) was established in order to have one location to which each church could refer all its calls for help.
For twenty three years SWEEAC has endeavored to alleviate the problems of the people by providing food and household items, clothes, health and beauty products, school supplies, assistance with life skills enhancement and referrals to other agencies for services it cannot provide.
SWEEAC is operated by an Executive Director and Assistant Director with the assistance of a cadre of volunteers who help with the day to day tasks of the Center.
Currently thirteen churches from seven denominations (AME, Catholic, Baptist, Lutheran, Non-Denominational, Presbyterian and United Methodist) support the work of the Center with volunteers and financial support.
The organization was founded with one goal in mind and that was to – Accept the Challenge of Stewardship in Outreach Ministry.
Wells Fargo “Days of Giving” Honor
The R.L. White, Jr. Community Service Award
Faith and the City Beloved Community Award for Best Practices in Public Ministry
|Products||Food, household items, clothing, personal products, school supplies, assistance with life skills enhancement and referrals to other agencies.|