Patti’s Applause goes to the Decatur Youth Council! 

The Decatur Youth Council has planted fruit trees at Legacy Park, had a trash pickup day on the Square and is now collecting food and toiletries for Decatur Cooperative Ministries and Decatur Emergency Assistance Ministry. Please participate!!

Community Food and Toiletries Drive – November 15 to December 17, 2021

Join the Decatur Youth Council in Providing Food to Neighbors in Need this Holiday Season
The DYC will be collecting food and toiletries for distribution to the Decatur-area Emergency Assistance Ministry (DEAM), the Decatur Cooperative Ministry (DCM) and Free99Fridge from November 15 to December 17.

We have divided up the City into four neighborhood zones using the railroad and main north-south roads as boundaries in an effort to spur some healthy competition and community pride among neighborhoods. The neighborhood zone that donates the most goods (in pounds) will win bragging rights for being an awesome community helper. The zones and distribution locations are as follows:

  • NORTHWEST – Decatur Police Department, 420 W. Trinity Place
  • NORTHEAST – Fire Station #1, 230 E. Trinity Place
  • SOUTHWEST – Fire Station #2, 356 W. Hill Street
  • SOUTHEAST – Decatur Public Works, 2635 Talley Street

ALL ZONES MAY ALSO DROP OFF DONATIONS AT Decatur City Hall, 509 N. McDonough Street. Look for the bright red or gray barrels to drop off donations. NOTE – Barrels will be moved inside overnight.

Need some ideas about what to donate? Here is a list of the most requested items:

Food goods                                                                                         Toiletries
Canned baked beans                                                                    Toothpaste
Canned beef stew                                                                           Toothbrushes
Canned chili                                                                                        Toilet paper
Canned yams                                                                                     Deodorant
Kid friendly cereal (cold and hot)                                             Shampoo/Conditioner
Jelly (grape or strawberry)                                                           Razors
Sugar                                                                                                     Hand Soap
Instant Coffee                                                                                   Body Lotion
Tea                                                                                                         Q-tips
Peanut Butter                                                                                    Sanitary Napkins                                                                             
Macaroni                                                                                             Baby wipes
Pasta                                                                                                     Diapers & Pull-ups (sizes 2-5)
Rice                                                                                                        Vaseline
Grits                                                                                                      Unopened sample/hotel size toiletries such as shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, and mouthwash
Non-fat Dry Milk