DeKalb County Government continues to fight food insecurity through a series of monthly food distributions, its CEO Michael Thurmond said.

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

On Saturday, Oct. 31, the county hosted three drive-through food distribution events during which 2,500 DeKalb residents received 20-pound boxes of fruit and vegetables and a 10-pound package of chicken hindquarters. The county is utilizing federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding to purchase the produce and chicken.

Beginning at 10 a.m., COVID-19 Care Baskets were distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, at:

  • 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

Partners include La Vision newspaper, New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, Saint Philip AME Church, and The Faith Center.


(Photo: Dekalb County Government)

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