DeKalb fights COVID-19 food insecurity by distributing 3,500 boxes of produce and chicken

Barry Bowen from Atlanta Community Food Bank begins unloading his truck during a food distribution event for DeKalb County residents at Antioch AME Church in Stone Mountain, July 17. Photo by Dean Hesse.

Decatur, GA — DeKalb County Government continues to fight COVID-19 food insecurity during a monthly food distribution event scheduled for this weekend, a press release says.

On Saturday, Feb. 20, the county will host four drive-through food distribution events during which 3,500 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., the COVID-19 Care Baskets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, at four locations:

– James R. Hallford Stadium, 3789 Memorial College Ave., Clarkston, GA 30021

– Former K-Mart store parking lot at 5597 Buford Hwy NE, Doraville, GA 30340

– Buck Godfrey Stadium, 2817 Clifton Springs Rd., Decatur, GA 30034

– Big Miller Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 3800 Big Miller Grove Way, Stonecrest, GA 30038

Partners include La Vision newspaper and Saint Philip AME Church.

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

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

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