What is the mission and purpose of Heart of the Streets Inc?

Why do I need a SafeServ Certification to prepare food?

We are dedicated to healing the hearts of people in impoverished neighborhoods from homelessness, poverty, and neglect. To accomplish this, we give away food, clothing, and hygiene products. We created this program to expand our services beyond the limits of our household. We welcome individuals willing to assist us in our mission to feed America's poor despite religion, race, or political affiliation.

Yes! Heart of the Streets Inc works to service needy communities in Atlanta and abroad. We are stationed in Atlanta but we do travel to areas that may need our help! We will come to you or you can come to us. If you live outside the state of Georgia, you are more than welcomed to become a volunteer and travel and help us distribute goods. We welcome all hands on deck. You must provide your own method of transportation. If traveling to volunteer, you may help to pass out bag lunches and clothing, however, you cannot help make the lunches or touch the food except if you are qualified/certified to handle food.

It is a law to be certified to handle food distributed to the public and Heart of the Streets Inc is committed to maintaining the safe and healthy distribution of all food passing through our hands. The ServSafe Certification is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) under the Conference for Food Protection Standards and verifies that a person handling food has sufficient food safety knowledge to protect the public from food-borne illnesses.

Can I travel and help with services?

Is your question not listed? Ask us using the contact form HERE or email info@heartofthestreetsinc.com

What is a Volunteer?

A volunteer is anyone who is interested in helping Heart of the Streets Inc in completing its mission. This includes, but is not limited to: passing out food, donating, assisting at events, and other endeavors. Volunteers can live anywhere in the U.S. and abroad and are welcomed to travel to Georgia to help out. Volunteers who wish to prepare food at our events nad fundraisers must be SafeServe certified.*There is no certification needed to simply distribute the packaged food.

Where are you located?

You can find us in the streets of Atlanta. We distribute food via mobile food drops. This means we drive around and help the people on the ground. You can find us serving in Hurt Park, Woodrow Park, or under the Viaduct Bridges of downtown ATL. We also volunteer at shelters, food pantries, food banks, and other places that may need our help. If you would like to meet up with us, please email us to learn of where we’ll be next.


*To ship items, please send them to the address in the footer of this website. Be sure to either complete the doantion form on the Donate page or email us a list of what you are sending. This is so that we have a record of what's coming in and you will have a record for yourself as well.

How Can I Sponsor Heart of the Streets Inc?

If you are a small business that would like to sponsor us, please refer to the Partner / Sponsor page here. *This page is specifically for small businesses. If you are an individual, you may donate via the donate page.*

How Can I Help?

Heart of the Streets Inc is run by donations and sponsorship from people like you. You can help by donating funds or non-monetary items such as clothing and hygiene items. Our hygiene bags include men and women’s deodorant, feminine products, toothbrush, toothpaste, and cleansing cloths/wipes. (We do need more men clothing.)

Options for financial support include Paypal, Debit/Credit, Check/Money Order, Cash App or you can purchase a Heart of the Streets custom T-Shirt HERE. Your financial contribution helps us to keep making lunches and purchasing hygiene items, keeps this website running and helps with gas so we can keep traveling to the locations that most need our help. We are a non-profit organization so we do not make a profit. All funds help us keep this program running so we are of service to the people.

Small business or organization? Learn how to partner and sponsor with us HERE.

Are you 501c(3)?

Heart of the Streets Inc is not a 501c(3) organization. We are not a religious or political organization. Heart of the Streets Inc is a charity program designed to assist the homeless and needy communities of Atlanta and abroad. We are funded and supported through in-kind and financial contributions from partnerships with small businesses, organizations, and individuals. Most of the donations we receive are in the form of food and clothing which we then give out to the people. Financial contributions are used to purchase food, clothing, and hygiene products for the people. To learn about our first Food and Clothing Drive, visit the Event Schedule page.