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Can-A-Thon Frequently Asked Questions

Here's what you want to know about the big event.

As COVID-19 continues to impact our state, the need for food is bigger than ever. While communities rely on food pantries for support every year, we’re counting on you to help our neighbors through unprecedented unemployment, sickness and hard times.

We invite you to join The Salvation Army, 11Alive and Publix to stock food pantries for the 39th Annual Holiday Can-A-Thon. Your donations fill the pantries and help ease the burden of food insecurity for so many families in our Atlanta community.

The 39th Annual Holiday Can-A-Thon will be an 8-week push to end hunger in our city starting Monday, November 8 through December 31, 2021.

Here's how you can support The Salvation Army:

- Donate Here - just $10 provides three meals for a family of four

- Click here to shop the Can-A-Thon Amazon Wishlist and help fulfill a need

On Friday, December 3, we are offering a COVID-19 safe, contact-less drop-off of non-perishable goods at three of The Salvation Army’s metro Atlanta locations in DeKalb, Gwinnett and Cobb County.

More details and all the latest updates can be found at 11Alive.com/Can-A-Thon and salvationarmyatlanta.org.

Thank you for spreading the word. We can’t end hunger without the support and generosity of those who are able to give back in times of need. With your help, we can stamp out hunger in metro Atlanta. 

Frequently Asked Can-A-Thon Questions

  • What are acceptable donations?
    Non-perishable food items, canned goods (vegetables, soups, meats, sauces, fruits), dry goods (pasta, beans, oatmeal, grits, crackers, cereal), baby formula, and baby food.
  • Will you pick up my Can-A-Thon donation?
    No; we are not able to pick up the donations. Plus, it’s so much more fun to drop-off your collections at one of our drop-off sites on Can-A-Thon day!
  • Can I drop my donation off on the way to work?
    Yes! This is the fastest, and easiest way to give. Once you arrive at your drop-off location, our team of volunteers will unload the bags/boxes from your car. You don’t even have to turn the car off!