FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the mission and purpose of Heart of the Streets Inc?
Why do I need a SafeServ Certification to prepare food?
Heart of the Streets Inc. is a food, clothing, and hygiene program for the homeless and needy. 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 organization to expand our program so that we can reach as many people as possible. Our goal is to lead with love and our mission is to be all things, to all people.
Yes! If you live outside the state of Georgia, you are more than welcomed to become a volunteer and travel and help us to 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 will not be able to help make the lunches or touch the food in any way 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?
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What kind of program is Heart of the Streets Inc?
Heart of the Streets Inc is a State Certified, Non-Profit Charity Program dedicated to feeding and healing the hearts of all men by first providing for their most basic needs. We welcome individuals willing to assist us in our mission to feed America's poor despite religion, race, or political affiliation.
What is a Volunteer?
A volunteer is anyone who
*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. 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?
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. Currently, our Hygiene bags include men and women's deodorant, feminine products, toothbrush, toothpaste, and cleansing cloths/wipes. Clothing varies but we are in need of more men's 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. All proceeds go toward making more bag lunches and purchasing hygiene items. Click Here to learn more. Small business or organization? Learn how to partner and sponsor with us HERE.
Help is also not always financial. It will be a great help if you can spread the word about our program! Be sure to follow us on Facebook, IG, and Twitter. Like our posts and share our content to help us to get more eyes on this most important work.
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. We are funded and supported through in kind and financial contributions from small businesses/organizations.