As part of our ongoing efforts to serve our clients, PCCI will also provide briefings via email to staff and clients focused on resources and services designed to address housing stability and emergency household needs. While we are doing our best to verify every resource to ensure that the services listed (food pantries, household supplies and so forth) are in fact open and available as listed – we strongly encourage you to call first and verify before visiting in person.

DEAM (Decatur-Area Emergency Assistance Ministry Change in Hours

Monday – Closed to public.  Call 404-373-2300 between 9:00-11:00 to make appointments for Tuesday or Thursday food help. Call 404-373-2300 for utility assistance from 12:00pm-2:00pm. Tuesday – Open for food help 9am-11:30am by Appointment Only Wednesday – Assistance by phone only. Medication help by phone 8:00 am-9:30 am.  Thursday – Open 9am-11:30am by Appointment Only Friday – Office closed.

Gwinnett Cares and Gwinnett’s Cooperative Food Ministries (Co-Ops)

Gwinnett Cares and Gwinnett’s Cooperative Food Ministries (Co-Ops) are offering support to families that need food during spring break. Simply go to your assigned Co-Op (based on zip code) anytime during their operating hours. In order to receive assistance, you will need to present ID and a piece of current mail with your address and zip code.  Families may visit a co-op one time during the week and will be given a bag of food for the week. There is no need to call ahead, just show up. Food will be distributed in drive-through fashion to comply with social distancing guidelines. For more information, please visit their website at

Please note that these briefings are not intended to replace other COVID-19 related matters, nor provide health, safety, and wellness resources.