Food Assistance

Life Source Food Distribution

Putnam County Elementary School Gym

314 South Washington Avenue

Eatonton, GA 31024

Coordinator: Bob Landau

Phone: 1.706.484.2331

2017 Distribution Dates:

  • 10:00am to 12:00pm at Putnam County Elementary School Gym
    • September 23rd
    • October 21st
    • November 18th

To receive a distribution:

  • An individual or designated family member must register at the Distribution. Once registered, they will need to sign in each month they receive a distribution.
  • Only Putnam County residents are eligible.
  • Only one member of an eligible family can register for that family.

 

Food Stamps

Putnam County Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS)

675 Godfrey Road

Eatonton, GA 31024

Mailing: P.O. Box 3670 Eatonton, GA 31024

Hours: M-F (8:00am to 5:00pm)

The Georgia Food Stamps Program is a federally-funded program that provides monthly benefits to low-income households to help pay for the cost of food.  A household may be one person living alone, a family or several unrelated individuals living together who routinely purchase and prepare meals together.

To apply, visit the Putnam County DFCS office in person to pick-up an application.  Upon completion of the application, return it to the DFCS office.  After your application is filed, you or a member of your hosehold must be interviewed by a staff person from DFCS.

 

Central Georgia Christian Food Bank

Website: www.lopc-pca.org/Outreach/FoodBankMinistry.aspx

Phone: 1.706.484.0600

The LOPC Food Bank is a ministry that serves the local community in Greene and Putnam Counties.

Food is distributed through DFACS and local churches.  Church locations are as follows:

 

Lake Oconee Presbyterian Church

113 Scott Road

Eatonton, GA 31024

 

Eatonton First Baptist Church

115 North Madison Avenue

Eatonton, GA 31024

 

Overview

120 South Jefferson Street

Milledgeville, GA 31061

Phone: 1.478.453.4111

Fax: 1.478.453.2136

Hours: M – Th (8:00am to 5:00pm)

*Closed for lunch from 12:30pm to 1:30pm

The mission of Overview is to identify problems, provide services and operate programs in an effort to enable elderly and economically disadvantaged citizens achieve self-sufficiency.  Overview serves Baldwin, Greene, Hancock, Jasper, Johnson, Morgan, Putnam, Washington, and Wilkinson Counties.

Home delivered meal program – Meals are delivered to homebound customer’s home Monday through Friday each week.

 

Putnam Christian Outreach

252 Industrial Boulevard

Eatonton, GA 31024

Phone: 1.706.485.4066

Mailing: PO Box 3971 Eatonton, GA 31024

Website: www.putnamchristianoutreach.webs.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/PutnamChristianOutreach

Hours:

  • M, Tu, Th, F (8:00am to 5:00pm)
  • W (8:00am to 2:00pm)
  • Sa (8:00am to 2:00pm)

Putnam Christian Outreach (PCO) serves the local community with food assistance, clothing assistance, utility bill assistance, medical equipment check out, local disaster relief, and prescription medications.

The process to receive assistance:

  1. You must be a resident of Putnam County to receive assistance.
  2. Go to the Putnam County DFCS (675 Godfrey Road) and request an application for assistance.
  3. Once approved, come to PCO with your officially stamped approval letter.

 

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Supplemental Nutrition Program

Putnam County Health Department

117 Putnam Drive

Suite C

Eatonton, GA 31024

Phone: 1.706.485.8591

Website: www.dph.georgia.gov/WIC

The WIC Supplemental Nutrition Program is a federally-funded health and nutrition program for:

  • Infants & Children age 1 to 5 years (including foster children)
  • Pregnant Women
  • Breastfeeding Mothers (up to 1 year)
  • Postpartum Women (up to 6 months)

Generally, WIC is available to:

  • Low income pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women
  • Low income parent or guardian who is the sole provider of children under age five who are at nutritional risk and who are at or below 185% of the federal poverty level

WIC provides:

  • Special checks to buy healthy foods from WIC-authorized vendors – milk, eggs, bread, cereal, juice, peanut butter, etc.
  • Information about nutrition and health to help you and your family eat well and be healthy
  • Support and information about breastfeeding your baby
  • Help in finding healthcare and other community services