About Us


Peace on the Move, Inc. (POTM) in Decatur, GA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 2000 by Pastor Tyrone E. Barnette of the Peace Baptist Church to serve the Decatur metropolitan area.

The organization is comprised of a network of programs, to empower and equip individuals and families to move from dependency to self-sufficiency. We welcome all people and are dedicated to transforming and building better lives for individuals, families, and communities through learning and action.

POTM has an excellent reputation in the Metro-Atlanta community and is one of the area’s largest providers of social support services. One of the most recognized programs of POTM is “Feed the Need” (FTN). To date the programs have distributed more than 900,000 pounds of food was distributed to more than 100,000 families.

FTN clothes closet has also helped to keep families warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Both programs are very active and engaged in meeting the needs of the community.


Peace on the Move, Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization comprised of a network of programs to empower and equip individuals and families to move from dependency to self-sufficiency.


We envision building a community of hope for individuals and families in need within DeKalb County and beyond.

Core Values

  • Faith
  • Respect
  • Teamwork
  • Integrity
  • Excellence
  • Love


Feed the Need

This program aims to build a bridge of hope that encourages quality of life for families and individuals by providing grocery relief and commodity supplemental food boxes. Feed The Need will further meet its vision by advocating and collaborating with hunger response agencies to help transform the lives of people and continue to promote self-sufficiency.

Through Feed the Need, we strive to meet the needs of our community by improving their quality of life. We try to achieve this vision by providing families and individuals with assistance with their basic needs. By building loving relationships with them, we also aim to rekindle hope in their lives.

Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)

The Commodity Supplemental Food Program works to improve the health of low-income persons at least 60 years of age by supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA Foods. USDA distributes both food and administrative funds to participating states and Indian Tribal Organizations to operate CSFP. To learn more about Peace on the Move Feed-the-Need CSFP program, contact [email protected]

Link to fact sheet for website: https://www.fns.usda.gov/csfp/csfp-fact-sheet


The mission of the Benevolence Ministry is to contribute monetary aid and informational resources that will make a significant impact in helping those in need, due to unforeseen circumstances, live sufficiently within our community.

The Benevolence Ministry’s vision is to undergird and help build a foundation for self-sufficiency for those requiring temporary assistance.

Applications and Other Forms

Instructions on Applying for Assistance

Deborah Daughter’s House (Future Program in Progress)

About DDH
Deborah Daughters’ House of Empowered Women, or simply Deborah’s House, provides a supportive home in DeKalb County for young women aged out of the foster care system. These are females between the ages of 18 – 24 years who may or may not have one child under the age of 3. The primary goal of Deborah’s House is to assist women in establishing a lifestyle of self-sufficiency.

Deborah’s House looks to provide homeless women and children with a nurturing environment. This home will empower a lifestyle of self-sufficiency; therefore, enabling them to be clothed in strength and dignity and letting them live without fear of the future.

The mission of Deborah’s House is to be a safe and loving home that meets the needs of homeless women and children. Read More

POTM Officers

Jasmine Okafor

Board Chair

Wendell Love

Board Vice-Chair

Elbert Terry


Pamela Holmes


Zipporah Tilman

At-Large Member

Renita Santos

Executive Director