​Voluntary Action Center

The Heart of a Caring Community

Food pantryoperates monday-friday from 9am -2pm

Our food pantry is available to individuals and families living in Gordon County who are at or below 180% of Federal Poverty Income Guidelines, once every 30 days.  To request assistance please visit our offices during food pantry hours and present your Picture ID, Proof of Income for all household members, and Proof of Gordon County residency via a utility bill, lease agreement, or rent receipt.  

To View In-Person classes click here:  In person class schedule

to qualify for christmas you will need to complete (2) two classes or (1) one class and (1) school conference
for virtual classes click on this link:  virtual classes

christmas applications accepted october 1, 2021 until november 24, 2021 at 12PM or until full.

operation happy christmasprovides toys and clothing to children from low income families

Through a longstanding partnership with AdventHealth EMS we are able to provide toys and clothing to children each Christmas.  In addition to providing for the children each family receives a Christmas meal box and gift certificate to a local grocery store.  To qualify parents/guardians must be at or below 140% of Federal Poverty Income Guidelines and complete one class offered from September-November.  

Community Kitchen :  

serves Hot Meals for lunch Monday-Friday from 11:00AM-12:30PM

serves hot meals for dinner monday, tuesday, and thursday from 5PM-6PM 

Our Kitchen was opened to provide hot meals to homeless and low-income individuals and families, but we never turn anyone away who is in need of a hot meal.  If you or someone you know is in need of a hot meal you can visit our Community Kitchen where meals are always FREE.  There are no guidelines or criteria to eat in our kitchen.  All you have to do is show up. 

other programsOther emergency programs are provided with referrals from partner agencies

We provide other programs on a limited basis which include thrift store vouchers for clothing and household items, toiletries, and medical equipment such as walkers, potty chairs, and crutches.

Other Programs

Our programs are available to Gordon County residents and are always FREE.  Some of our programs are seasonal or require partner referrals.

Hunger Programs

We provide two programs to address the ongoing hunger issues in our community.

Showers and Laundrylaundry and showers available by appointment monday-friday 9 AM to 2 PM

We provide shower and laundry services to homeless individuals in need.  We provide toiletries and laundry detergent.  This service is available by appointment by calling 706-629-7283. 

emergency financial assistancehelps prevent loss of utilities and eviction

This service is available to Gordon County residents who are at risk of utility disconnection or eviction.  Individuals and families must be at or below 140% of Federal Poverty Income Guidelines or have a verifiable emergency.   We also provide hotel vouchers for families who have been evicted from a Gordon County residence within in the last 30 days.  Vouchers are limited and provided upon availability.  This service is available by appointment by calling 706-629-7283 or by completing the Financial Assistance Request Form below.

senior christmas programprovides meal and gift boxes to low income seniors age 60+

Through a partnership with the Calhoun First United Methodist Church and the Gordon County Chamber of Commerce's Young Professionals Group we provide meal boxes, gift certificates to a local grocery store, and gift boxes to seniors.  To qualify seniors must be at least 60 and fall at or below 140% of Federal Poverty Income Guidelines.  Signups accepted October through November.   

Emergency Services

Our emergency services programs are income based and provide outreach to individuals and families in crisis.