Pantry: 86 Mount Vernon Highway NW, Sandy Springs, GA 30328
Our pantry started in March 2020 to help food-insecure families during the COVID shutdown. That grew into a community movement to help overlooked families. It is our great honor to help those families feel uplifted, supported, and food secure.
We serve 750-800 families per week & have served over 95,000 shoppers.
The Pantry is open for our community to receive food on: Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 9 - 12.
Our Pantry is open for deliveries and to receive donations on Monday through Saturday from 9 - 12.
All donations, visitors, and shoppers should come to our main door - no appointment required!
Our new location is at:
86 Mount Vernon Highway NW, Sandy Springs, GA 30328 in the Fellowship Hall at Sandy Springs United Methodist Church.
Natalie Holloway is a native Atlantan who focuses her residential interior design practice on function, balance and creative collaboration. Primarily working in kitchen and bath design, Natalie views these vital areas of the home as puzzles which should be designed to meet the individual needs of her clients. While space planning brings her great joy, Natalie can more often be found volunteering in her community. Her current philanthropic endeavors include serving as a team leader for MUST Ministries food serving program, a volunteer with Agape Youth and Family Center, St. Vincent de Paul, Habitat for Humanity as well as within her children’s schools. Natalie is most proud of her work with Solidarity Sandy Springs and currently serves as the board chair, a grassroots organization which was created by women in her community in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to offset food insecurity. She has been married to Philip Holloway for 17 years and is mom to Greyson (15) and Andrew (11), recently received the degree of Master of Arts in Interior Design from Savannah College of Art and Design, and enjoys yoga, tennis and hiking with her pup Winston.
Alana Leverette is a marketing and business strategist with 20 years of B2B2C experience, leading key initiatives and effectively translating the brand and creative vision of Fortune 100 corporations, small businesses, and entrepreneurs. Her strengths include superior attention to detail, commitment to people development, expertise in product marketing, highly effective communication, proven relationship building, and exceptionally effective business development.
She is an experienced consultant and marketing strategist who has presented recommendations and led initiatives that enabled strategic decisions, greater sales performance and maximized opportunities across diverse verticals and industries. Throughout her career, her efforts have resulted in increased alignment with overall strategic direction, increased functional capability, and revenue gains. Alana has the proven ability to proactively recognize and capitalize on opportunities and create effective go-to-market sales and distribution strategies that deliver results. She is a passionate people leader motivated by developing others to drive company growth.
Alana earned a B.A. in Psychology from Augusta University. She is also a graduate of the Half The Sky Leadership Institute and UCLA’s Anderson School of Management as part of the National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Cable’s executive leadership development program. She currently serves on the boards of The A Pledge, Solidarity Sandy Springs and Jack and Jill’s Dunwoody-Atlanta Chapter. She is a champion of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion who enjoys traveling, time with family and friends and dessert. Alana lives in Atlanta with her husband and two children.
Betty Klein is married to Phil Klein and a resident of Atlanta and Sandy Springs since 1966. Betty and Phil are parents to 12 (biological and adopted) children, 6 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren. Betty is CEO of GyneConcepts International, CFO of Medical Associates Hair Transplants Clinics, and Vice-President of Klein and Klein Advertising.
Betty is a Co-Founder of CHILDKIND, a fostering agency for children with HIV, the Foster Care Supports Foundation, Past President of The Georgia Childcare Association, Past President of Fulton County Foster Parents Association, former Board member of Los Ninos Primero, Past President of the North Springs High School Governance Board, Founder of The North Springs "Super Spartans," Member of the FDA Advisory Committee, 2018 graduate of Leadership Sandy Springs and a member of Solidarity Sandy Spring Food Pantry Board of Directors.
Betty received the Washington, DC National Jefferson Award for Volunteerism, WSB Community Service Award, Martin Luther King Humanitarian Award, Mercedes Benz "Greatness Lives Here" Award, Foster Parent of the Year for Fulton County, and Volunteer of the Year for North Springs High School.
Betty and Phil have served as Foster Parents for medically fragile infants since 1992 and have fostered 69 children in addition to their 12.
Erin has been part of Solidarity since the beginning. She orchestrated the logistics and pantry organization during Solidarity’s residency at Under the Cork Tree, Northwoods and Publix. She joined the Board as Secretary in 2020 and now helps run the Christmas and Backpack programs. Erin’s servant heart goes all the way back to 3rd grade when she volunteered at the Red Cross with her stepmom and helped her dad with resident activities in various nursing homes. In 2016, she started the first Walk For PNH in Tampa, FL to raise awareness and funds for a rare blood disorder that her dad suffered from. After raising $5,500, Alexion Pharmaceuticals partnered with Erin and the PNH Foundation; moving the Walk to NYC that following fall. There they raised over $55,000! Erin continues to serve on the Walk Committee running the set up and registration for the event which has become the largest fundraiser in the United States for this rare disease. Since moving to Atlanta, Erin served on the PTO Boards for Sandy Springs Middle School and North Springs High School. In 2016, she was recognized as one of the Volunteers of the Year for Fulton County Schools. Erin has lived in Sandy Springs for 13 years with her husband Jim, their son Nate and their house full of rescued animals.
Kim Gravely is excited to be a new member of the Board. She has volunteered at the Pantry for two years and is looking forward to helping it grow from a leadership position. Kim’s background is in starting, running, and selling start-up high tech companies. She served as Chief Operating Officer of ClickDimensions, a Software-as-a-Service firm. She was one of the three people who started, built, and sold it to Accel-AKKR, a technology focused private equity firm. During her time there, she oversaw all financials, human resources, and renewal revenue. At the time of the sale, the company had over 140 employees in four countries and six states. Kim was instrumental in setting up a foreign subsidiary in Tel-Aviv, Israel, which was the headquarters for software development for the company. She was also responsible for all financial reporting and a financial audit. She has extensive experience in creating, reporting on and analyzing profit and loss statements. Prior to ClickDimensions, Kim was also part of the start-up c360 Solutions, which sold in 2010.
Kim has focused on volunteering and serving in her community since she was a teenager. It has always been an important part of her life. As a Girl Scout troop leader for five years her troop focused on service and earned the Bronze Award. Kim also worked with a group of teenagers to help them earn the Presidential Service Award.
After selling ClickDimensions, Kim decided to focus more on philanthropy and spending time with her kids. She is fluent in Spanish and has lived and studied in Spain, Costa Rica, Mexico, and Chile. She enjoys travel, playing tennis, skiing, wake surfing and gardening. She has resided in Dunwoody for seventeen years with her two children. Her oldest attends Wake Forest University in North Carolina and her youngest attends The Mount Vernon School in Sandy Springs.
Kim holds a Bachelor of Arts from Furman University and a Master in International Business Studies (MIBS) from the University of South Carolina.
Sherri Allen is the founder and managing partner of ALLEN LAW, LLC located in Sandy Springs, Georgia. Attorney Allen received her Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Indiana University School of Law and received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Indiana University. Attorney Allen is a civil trial lawyer specializing in Catastrophic Personal Injury and Military and Veterans law. Attorney Allen donates a considerable amount of her professional time to the Georgia Legal Services Program in order to provide access to justice to low income and disadvantaged citizens and is a long-standing member of the Georgia Wills Project, where she helps senior citizens with end of life and estate planning decisions.
Attorney Allen is the vice-chairperson of Sandy Springs Board of Appeals, chairperson of the Paralegal Department for Atlanta Technical College and an ambassador for Leadership Sandy Springs. In addition to being a member of the State Bar of Georgia, Attorney Allen is also a member of Georgia Association of Black Women Lawyers where she has co-chaired and facilitated programs involving teenagers and young adults, she is a member of Gate City Bar Association and the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims Association. Attorney Allen has received many awards for her legal expertise and has been recognized by Georgia and Washington State Bar Associations for providing pro bono legal services to underserved communities. Attorney Allen has been recognized by Lawyers Monthly Magazine for her expertise in Military and Veterans Law, received the Lawyer Elite Award by U.S. Business News, was recognized as an elite lawyer by Premier Lawyers of America, in the area of Personal Injury Law and was recognized by the National Black Lawyers Association as one of the top 100 Black Lawyers in the U.S. Attorney Allen is licensed to practice law in Georgia, California and Washington (inactive status) and accredited to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.
Elizabeth Kelly has lived in Sandy Springs for 25 years. In 1996, she moved to Atlanta with her family from Alexandria, VA, where she was senior vice president at United Way of America to serve as executive vice president/chief operating officer of the United Way of Metro Atlanta
Her experience in project management ranges from Project Hometown America, a national cause-related marketing initiative sponsored by American Express, to coordinating the Community Heroes component of the 1996 Olympic Torch Relay across America. She has consulted with numerous local nonprofits, including the Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta, St. Vincent de Paul, Voices for Georgia’s Children, the YMCA of Metro Atlanta, and the Annie E. Casey Foundation.
Since retiring she has been an active volunteer in Sandy Springs with the Sandy Springs Society, Leadership Sandy Springs, Heritage Sandy Springs, and Solidarity Sandy Springs and is currently a member of the City of Sandy Springs Planning Commission.
She has two adult sons, two grandchildren, and a precious rescue dog, a miniature Schnauzer mix.