Originally serving as the Georgia Avenue Community Ministry, Inc. (GACM), Urban Recipe is an outgrowth of a 1990 initiative of Georgia Avenue Church. It was separately incorporated in 2001, the primary focus being the formation of food cooperatives for low-income families. Our particular “urban recipe” creates food security in a way that affirms dignity while at the same time providing a sense of support and community for our members. Today there are 350 families and just under 1,300 individuals in our 7 food co-ops, and our vision is for those figures to continue to grow.

We are so very grateful to the many individual, church and foundation partners who sustain our work.
  • Peachtree Presbyterian Church
  • Atlanta Community Food Bank
  • Atlanta Braves Foundation
  • Aetna Foundation
  • Glen Foundation
  • Waterfall Foundation
  • Harland Foundation