Can-A-Thon 2021

What is Can-A-Thon?

Can-A-Thon is a canned food collection drive and partnership between Publix, 11Alive, and The Salvation Army.

On Friday, December 3, you can drop off cans with contact-less drop-off opportunities for the community at three locations throughout metro Atlanta.

Where can I donate cans for Can-A-Thon?

Donate in-person on Friday, December 3:

DeKalb County: 2090 North Druid Hills Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30329

Cobb County: 202 Waterman St SE, Marietta, GA 30060

Gwinnett County: 3455 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Lawrenceville, GA 30044

What can I donate?

Non-perishable food items, canned goods (vegetables, soups, meats, sauces, fruits), dry goods (pasta, beans, oatmeal, grits, crackers, cereal), baby formula, and baby food.

Where do my Can-A-Thon donations go?

They stock The Salvation Army’s 13 Metro Atlanta-area food pantries and will begin going to food insecure families by the end of this year.

I can’t make it on Friday but still want to help. What can I do?

You can make a donation by clicking the red donate button found below or by shopping the Can-A-Thon Amazon registry.

Why canned goods?

Nearly 800,000 people in metro Atlanta and North Georgia are food insecure. One in four children in metro Atlanta lives in a home that’s food insecure. Parents struggle to feed their families, and rely on the help of the Salvation Army’s food pantry to get by.  11Alive and the Salvation Army want to help decrease those numbers and change lives in our community.

Last year, we collected nearly 80,000 canned and non-perishable food items during this event. There’s still so much work to do to meet the need this year. Thank you for your donations and for Doing The Most Good!

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