Feeding The Five Thousand, one family at a time.

altFeeding The Five Thousand is a food pantry, but with a difference. Instead of just having a room full of food for folks to come and pick up, we have assembled bags that will feed a family of four for a week and deliver them. We deliver food on the third weekend of every month to specific families that we locate through contacts in the school system. We need to build an organization that can collect, sort, bag and deliver the food and keep accurate records so that ultimately we can qualify for assistance from the Atlanta Food Bank.

If this ministry grabs at your heart, please contact Rick Cooke at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to see how you can get involved.

FTFT Special Request
FTFT is in need volunteers to deliver food to families once a month. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Food Donation List

Please donate only items on this list in the sizes indicated. We need to be uniform in our sizes to make bagging and distributing easier for our teams. This list was developed to feed a family of four for a week

Please check expiration dates on items before you donate whether you purchase or donate from your pantry.

What we Need! Just these items in sizes indicated...

Canned Beef Stew, 24 oz
Canned Tuna, 5 or 12 oz
Canned Chicken, 5 or 12 oz
Hearty Canned Soup
Condensed Soup (typically Campbells)

Vegetables and Fruit: all 14 to 16 1/2 oz.
Canned Corn
Canned Green Peas
Canned Carrots
Canned Green beans
Canned Mixed Vegetables or Misc. Vegetables
Canned Beans or Peas
Any Canned Fruit

Long Grain White Rice, 1 lb bag
Instant Potatoes, 13 oz box
Spaghetti, 1 lb box
Pasta, other than spaghetti, 1 lb box
Instant Oatmeal, 8-10 bag boxes
Pancake Mix, (add water only) 28-32 oz box
Cereal, low sugar, whole grain, 12-17 oz box
Dried beans, pinto, small red, black, kidney, 1 lb bag
Macaroni and cheese, 7.25 oz., boxed
Canned spaghettios, 15 oz, OR mini ravioli, beefaroni, etc.
Corn Muffin Mix, 6-19 oz, box or bag

Miscellaneous Items:
Tuna Helper
Saltine Crackers, 1 lb box
Peanut Butter, plastic container
Jelly, plastic container
Spaghetti Sauce, plastic container or can
Pancake syrup, 24 oz, plastic bottle
Kid friendly snack, individual servings, Goldfish, PB Crackers, Trail Mix or fruit bars, nuts, etc.