The Ark is united ministry of Athens area religious organizations which combine their resources to carry out God’s mandate to serve God’s children in need. When a “neighbor” comes to The Ark in need, a volunteer counsels or listens and can make referrals to the community resources available. When appropriate, The Ark gives direct financial aid for housing, utilities, prescriptions or other necessities.
The Athens Area Emergency Food Bank, located on Barber Street next to The Ark, provides canned foods and other staple food items to local families in need. Recipients must be referred by another agency and are eligible to receive food two times in a six month period. Covenant has an ongoing food collection benefiting the Food Bank in the room joining the worship center and church school wing to the fellowship hall. We also conduct special food drives during the year. The Food Bank is open weekday mornings and needs volunteer help during those hours.