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College Park and Surrounding Areas Southwest of Atlanta, Georgia USA


Southwest Atlanta

In the diverse and dynamic state of Georgia, The Peter Uba Foundation’s mission is centered around compassion, addressing and bridging the equity gap that persists in critical areas that directly impact the well-being and livelihoods of the residents of Metro Atlanta, Georgia communities that The Foundation serves. This comprehensive mission covers a range of challenges, including Homelessness, Food Insecurity, Health and Wellbeing, Poverty, Nutrition, Education, and Basic Human Development. The gravity of the situation is clear, as we’re confronted with the distressing fact that nearly 1 in 8 Georgians, with an even more alarming statistic of 1 in 6 children, are struggling with the harsh reality of food insecurity.


These statistics underscore the urgency and importance of our mission. Food insecurity is a condition where individuals or households lack consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life. This is not only a matter of physical sustenance but also an issue that cuts across all facets of life. The statistics paint a picture of the struggles faced by a significant portion of the population in Georgia, showing the urgent need for targeted initiatives aimed at eradicating food insecurity and its associated consequences. The numbers reflect not only immediate concerns about hunger but also ripple into broader implications for health, education, and the overall well-being of communities. Children, in particular, bear the brunt of this crisis, facing obstacles in their physical and cognitive development due to insufficient access to proper nutrition.

The area of South Fulton a city southwest of Atlanta, GA,
has an estimated population of 108,912
90.80% of the population identified as Black or African American.
Our Foundation is focusing on the cities surrounding South Fulton
College Park, Chattahoochee Hills, Fairburn, East Point, Union City, Hapeville, Palmetto, & Southwest

Poverty Rate in south western part of  Atlanta is 16.8% – 1.5 times that of Atlanta and North Fulton area
Chronically Homeless Individuals can be estimated up to 2000
Chronically Homeless families – up to 800
Chronically Homeless (Unaccompanied) Children – up to 600

Our Food & Hunger program in south western Atlanta, GA assists the homeless population by:

Providing Food Pantry services to residents,

Providing a source of hot meals once per day,

Providing a neighborhood Thrift store where the needy can get coats, blankets, and weather suitable

clothing, and

Providing intervention and referrals to community resources

For many of us, wondering where we will get our next meal or if we will have shelter tonight is inconsequential. For millions around the world, it is a daily struggle!

Nearly 1 in 8 Georgians is living with food insecurity, including 1 in 6 children.

Target Population for South Western Atlanta, GA Homeless, Low-Income Families, the Elderly, Disabled, and Homebound populations require assistance with hunger & food insecurity.

Hunger & Food Insecurity

The Peter Uba Foundation will will help address Hunger and Food Insecurity with our target populations by

Food Pantries and Food Kitchens in targeted locations in the city where there is Food Insecurity and Hunger Creating a neighborhood Thrift store where the needy can get coats, blankets, and weather suitable clothing,

Ready Meals to the elderly and the homebound

Intake assessments and making appropriate referrals to community agencies and organization

Life and Environment

Atlanta’s landscape starkly mirrors a glaring wealth gap, notably exemplified by the stark contrast between affluent Buckhead in the north and economically challenged Thomasville Heights in the southeast. Buckhead, a predominantly white enclave, epitomizes opulence with upscale residences and exclusive amenities, solidifying its status as one of the region’s wealthiest areas. Meanwhile, Thomasville Heights, primarily Black-populated, grapples with economic challenges, ranking among Atlanta’s poorest neighborhoods, evident in limited access to quality education, healthcare, and employment opportunities. This spatial disparity underscores entrenched racial and economic inequalities, shaped by historical discrimination and disinvestment. To rectify this, Atlanta must pursue inclusive development, fair resource distribution, and the dismantling of systemic barriers perpetuating uneven wealth distribution—a crucial stride towards fostering a more just and equitable city.

Our Approach

  • In formulating our strategy, we recognize that addressing immediate hunger concerns is just one facet of the complex challenges faced by the communities we serve and work with. A keystone of our approach is to explore deeper into the intricate web of factors that contribute to the struggles experienced by individuals and families. Through a meticulous process of thorough assessments, we uncover the nuanced and unique challenges that shape the daily lives of community members. These assessments carried out by our field teams are not merely about collecting data; they are dynamic and participatory efforts. Engaging directly with the community, we listen to the voices of those affected, gaining firsthand insights into their experiences, aspirations, and the barriers they encounter. By understanding the specific needs and challenges at play, we adapt our interventions to be not only effective but also responsive to the diverse circumstances within the community.

Your support becomes a vital component of this transformative mission.

In essence, our advocacy efforts serve as a bridge between the community and the resources available to improve their quality of life. Whether it’s navigating bureaucratic processes, dismantling systemic barriers, or nurturing partnerships with other organizations, our commitment is to ensure that individuals are not only provided with essential support but also empowered to access the broader array of services that can contribute to their well-being. Through this campaign, we aim to create lasting positive change and contribute to the development of nourished and thriving families in Southwest Atlanta.

Take a leading role in reshaping the narrative for families in Southwest Atlanta. Your donations play a crucial role in making this vision a reality and establishing a more sustainable and fulfilling future for these families in Southwest Atlanta.

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