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assistance program

fhsa care packages

 

In the Spring of 2020, upon witnessing the economic impacts and increasing needs of our service population during the Coronavirus pandemic, Atlanta GLOW launched our  Food and Household Supplies Assistance (FHSA) program. Our FSHA program provides care packages of food, school, hygiene and/or period supplies to help fight food insecurity, period poverty and learning loss in underserved communities while promoting the health, safety and wellness of women and their families.

 

We realize that when youth and families are no longer concerned about issues such as when their next meal will come, or how they will purchase critical school and hygiene products, they are better able to shift their focus and experience better outcomes in other areas, such as education and employment. Therefore, through FHSA, economically disadvantaged women and their families, may request to receive aid from Atlanta GLOW in the following form(s) to help offset the costs of their personal food and/or household expenses:

 

  • Food Stipend: Financial assistance in the form of a gift card stipend to a specific store chain.*

  • School Box: A box of school and office supplies (e.g., binder, folders, calculator, paper, pens).

  • Period+ Kit: A kit of menstrual and travel-size hygiene products (e.g., pads, tampons, pantyliners).

  • Hygiene Kit: A box of standard-size hygiene products (e.g., toothpaste/brushes, shampoo, soap).
  • Beauty Kit: A make-up bag with assorted cosmetic and beauty products (e.g., eye liner, mascara, foundation).
  • Hair Kit: A box of assorted hair accessories and products (e.g., comb, brush, headbands, pins, shampoo).

*We have a limited supply of gift cards available from specific grocery store retailers. Upon receiving your request for food assistance, we will contact you via email to confirm your store preference.

REQUEST aSSISTANCE

Eligible individuals may Request Assistance up to once per quarter to help offset their ongoing costs of purchasing groceries, household, hygiene or school supplies (Eligibility Criteria).

 

Upon approval, the requested aid can either be shipped to any location in the metro Atlanta area, or can be arranged to picked up from our office pantry in Marietta Square.

GET INVOLVED

If you are interested in organizing a school, toiletry or period supply drive on our behalf, please do not hesitate to Contact Us.