CANTON, GA (November 13, 2023) – With the holiday season fast-approaching, the Cherokee County E-911 Community Outreach Unit is partnering with fellow Public Service Agencies to provide assistance to those in need during the holidays in our community with a Food Drive benefitting Dominic’s Mission Food Pantry.

Dominic’s Mission Food Pantry

Dominic Napolitano has been in business with his wood-fired food trucks for over ten years.

In 2019, he and his wife, Miranda, opened their first brick-and-mortar location in Ball Ground, Georgia, called Dominic’s Food Trucks and Dining. They opened the restaurant with the vision of not only bringing more food options to a small, growing town, but also to “Give Back” and “Pay it Forward.”

The Dominic’s Mission motto, “We are not here for ourselves,” is exemplified in Dominic’s efforts to give back to the community that supports his business.

Since the pandemic, Dominic’s Mission has fed over 20,000 kids for free, and at Dominic’s in Ball Ground, kids always “eat for free.” Dominic’s has also contributed to other small businesses in the town as well as families in need.

At the beginning of 2020 Dominic’s Mission started a Tuesday night prayer group that meets at the restaurant every other Tuesday. The prayer group is non-denomination, and invites anyone who wants to come enjoy worship music, some good words, prayer, food, and fellowship to join.

Dominic’s Mission is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the mission to help feed people in Ball Ground and in all surrounding areas in need of a hot meal and a place to come and feel part of a family. Dominic’s Mission operates a community food kitchen in Ball Ground and offers food vouchers to those in need. The Community Food Kitchen is located at 2960 Canton Highway in Ball Ground. Visit to learn more.

Cherokee County Public Services Agency Food Drive

Donations for the food drive may be dropped off at the following locations from now until Saturday, December 16:

Cherokee County Public Safety Facility

150 Chattin Drive
Canton, GA 30115

Cherokee County Marshal’s Office

959 Marietta Highway
Canton, GA 30114

Cherokee County Animal Shelter

1015 Univeter Road
Canton, GA 30115

Canton Health Department

1219 Univeter Road
Canton, GA 30115

The Bluffs

1130 Bluffs Parkway
Canton, GA 30114

Momentum Church

659 Arnold Mill Road
Woodstock, GA 30188

Woodstock Health Department

7545 Main Street, Building 100
Woodstock, GA 30188

Cherokee County Senior Services

1001 Univeter Road
Canton, GA 30115

G. Cecil Pruett Community Center Family YMCA

151 Waleska Street
Canton, GA 30114

For questions regarding the Food Drive, contact Cherokee County E-911 Community Outreach Unit Communications Officer Jennifer Lasenyik at

About Cherokee County E-911 Community Outreach Unit

The Cherokee County E 9-1-1 Community Outreach Unit was organized into its current form in May of 2022, bringing together the former Public Education Unit and the social media aspect of the agency.

The unit is responsible for educating the community as a whole, encompassing all age groups on the E 9-1-1 system and safety, along with its partners at Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services, Woodstock Fire & Rescue, and Cherokee County Emergency Management Agency, with a special curriculum for all age groups:

  • Elementary – Age Appropriate School Aged Curriculum
  • Middle and High School – Career Based / Age Appropriate Services
  • Adult – Career Based / Services Offered
  • Senior – Services Offered / Tips

In addition to the public education curriculum the unit hosts and attends various events in the Cherokee County region including career fairs, National Night Out, senior extravaganza, Riverfest, festivals, Tim Tebow’s Night to Shine, Shop With A Hero, and much more.

About Cherokee County E-911

Created in 1985, Cherokee County E-911 answers approximately 980 calls for service daily, totaling over 358,000 calls for service annually. Cherokee County E-911 is Primary Public Safety Answering Point, also known as a PSAP, for all law enforcement, fire rescue, emergency medical services (EMS), and emergency management in Cherokee County, Georgia.

The center processes and dispatches calls for Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services, Woodstock Fire Department, Cherokee Sheriff’s Office, Cherokee Marshal’s Office, Cherokee County Animal Control, Woodstock Police, Canton Police, Holly Springs Police, and Ball Ground Police. The center also take calls for numerous county government agencies as well as taking calls and referring them to the proper outside agencies.

All Cherokee County E-911 Communications Officers are State of Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Council​ certified as well as National Academy of Emergency Medical Dispatch (NAEMD) Emergency Medical Dispatchers (EMD) with American Heart Association BLS Provider CPR certifications. This allows the Communications Officers to provide critical, life-saving care when citizens need it most.

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