DeKalb CEO Thurmond: County addressing growing food crisis

Micheal-Thurmond

 

DeKalb to distribute 2,500 boxes of produce + chicken Oct. 31

 

DeKalb County Government is hosting another food distribution this weekend to assist families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The county has been distributing free food monthly to help families in need.

“Food insecurity is a growing crisis in DeKalb County,” said DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond. “We hope that our monthly distributions will help struggling families keep food on their tables.”

On Saturday, Oct. 31, the county will host three drive-through food distribution events during which 2,500 DeKalb residents will receive one 20-pound box of fruit and vegetables and a 10-pound package of chicken hindquarters.

Beginning at 10 a.m., COVID-19 Care Baskets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis at three locations:

  • Buck Godfrey Stadium,2817 Clifton Springs Rd., Decatur, GA 30034
  • James R. Hallford Stadium, 3789 Memorial College Ave., Clarkston, GA 30021
  • New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, 6400 Woodrow Rd., Stonecrest, GA 30038

The county is utilizing federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding to purchase the produce and chicken.

For more information about the county’s response to COVID-19, visit www.dekalbcountyga.gov/coronavirus.

 

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