Three meals a day is something most people take for granted. Far too many families in our community, however, find themselves having to choose between paying rent to keep a roof over their heads or putting food on the table for their families.
City of Refuge in Dalton helps meet that need by providing hot meals three times a week to anyone in need. The food is served on Monday and Thursday nights and Sunday mornings and the organization typically feeds about 150 people at each meal. It’s one of many services the organization offers.
“We provide hot showers when showers are needed, we provide food boxes through our food pantry, we have a clothing closet where we give clothes to those who need clothes, we have housing, we have educational programs, we just, we do a lot. Whatever the need is, we try to meet that need,” said Jennifer Nicholson with City of Refuge.
City of Refuge partners with the Chattanooga Area Food Bank and other organizations to run its food pantry.
Anyone who meets the state guidelines for poverty can request assistance.
In Georgia, the poverty level is defined as an income of $14,713 a year for an individual ...