(PHOTOS) DeKalb County gives away thousands of Girl Scout cookies

Amy Dosik, CEO of Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta gives out boxes of Girl Scout Cookies during the DeKalb County Mother’s Day 2021 food distribution event at James R. Hallford Stadium in Clarkston on Saturday, May 1. Photo by Dean Hesse.

Clarkston, GA — On Saturday, May 1, DeKalb County partnered with the Girl Scouts for its Mother’s Day 2021 food distribution event.

The county purchased 20,000 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies to support local troops and add a sweet treat to the 3,600 COVID-19 Care Baskets distributed to citizens at 4 drive-up locations around the county.

Since May 2020, DeKalb County has distributed 31,000 baskets of fruit, vegetables and a protein to DeKalb citizens during its monthly food distributions to fight COVID-19 food insecurity.

Narva Dunlap, Family Engagement Specialist at DeKalb County School District, gives out a book during the DeKalb County Mother’s Day 2021 food distribution event at James R. Hallford Stadium in Clarkston on Saturday, May 1. Photo by Dean Hesse.
DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond gives a shoutout to mothers during the May 1 food distribution event at James R. Hallford Stadium in Clarkston. Thurmond said, “Honk the horns for all the mothers who are here this morning. Mothers we love you and we appreciate you and we thank you for the love and support that you’ve given all of us.” Photo by Dean Hesse.
Amy Dosik, CEO of Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta speaks during the DeKalb County Mother’s Day 2021 food distribution at James R. Hallford Stadium in Clarkston on Saturday, May 1. Dosik said, “We are so thrilled to have this partnership with DeKalb County that is spreading joy and delicious cookies in a year that many of us have faced untold stress and challenges. Girl Scout Cookies keep Girl Scouting strong in greater Atlanta and are the single largest source of revenue.” Photo by Dean Hesse.
Richard Stephens, District Family Engagement Liaison at DeKalb County School District, leads a prayer during a brief program before the DeKalb County Mother’s Day 2021 food distribution at James R. Hallford Stadium in Clarkston on Saturday, May 1. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Cars queue up before the 10 a.m. start time for the DeKalb County Mother’s Day 2021 food distribution at James R. Hallford Stadium in Clarkston on Saturday, May 1. Photo by Dean Hesse.
DeKalb Fire Rescue Recruits load COVID-19 Care Baskets into waiting vehicles during the May 1 food distribution at James R. Hallford Stadium in Clarkston. Photo by Dean Hesse.
A DeKalb Police Officer directs traffic into the James R. Hallford Stadium parking lot during the May 1 DeKalb County Mother’s Day 2021 food distribution event. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Cars queue up before the 10 a.m. start time for the DeKalb County Mother’s Day 2021 food distribution at James R. Hallford Stadium in Clarkston on Saturday, May 1. Photo by Dean Hesse.
COVID-19 Care Baskets await residents during the DeKalb County Mother’s Day 2021 food distribution event at James R. Hallford Stadium in Clarkston on Saturday, May 1. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Girl Scouts Temple Lester, 14, on left and Kai Ture, 13, helped give out Girl Scout Cookies during the DeKalb County Mother’s Day 2021 food distribution at James R. Hallford Stadium in Clarkston on Saturday, May 1. Temple said, “I’m very excited today to be out here to be helping our community. That DeKalb County is helping us Girl Scouts out by taking all the cookies that we have left over and taking some of them and giving them out to the people that are in need of them, it’s just a little extra spice in the boxes that all these people lined up and all these people walking here are getting. So, it’s very exciting to be here.” Kai said, “it’s just such a great opportunity for us and such a great opportunity for the community. It’s so amazing and the thought that they bought 20,000 boxes and they are giving them out to people in need who need these boxes and need all of this stuff, we love these cookies with all of our heart and it’s so great that they give them to people who maybe can’t afford them or maybe just can’t find them.” Photo by Dean Hesse.
Girl Scout Lei-Lani Jackson, 12, gets a hand from a DeKalb police officer while giving out Girl Scout Cookies during the DeKalb County Mother’s Day 2021 food distribution event at James R. Hallford Stadium in Clarkston on Saturday, May 1. Photo by Dean Hesse.
A DeKalb police officer and a Girl Scout give out boxes of Girl Scout Cookies during the DeKalb County Mother’s Day 2021 food distribution event at James R. Hallford Stadium in Clarkston on Saturday, May 1. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Kai Ture gives out Girl Scout Cookies during the DeKalb County Mother’s Day 2021 food distribution event at James R. Hallford Stadium in Clarkston on Saturday, May 1. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Temple Lester gives out a box of Girl Scout Cookies during the DeKalb County Mother’s Day 2021 food distribution event at James R. Hallford Stadium in Clarkston on Saturday, May 1. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Dekalb Chief of Police Mirtha Ramos talks with Girl Scouts during the DeKalb County Mother’s Day 2021 food distribution at James R. Hallford Stadium in Clarkston on Saturday, May 1. Photo by Dean Hesse.
DeKalb CEO Michael Thurmond speaks with a woman waiting to receive a COVID-19 Care Basket during the DeKalb County Mother’s Day 2021 food distribution at James R. Hallford Stadium in Clarkston on Saturday, May 1. Photo by Dean Hesse.
A DeKalb Fire Rescue Recruit places a COVID-19 Care Basket into a vehicle during the May 1 food distribution at James R. Hallford Stadium in Clarkston. Photo by Dean Hesse.
DeKalb Fire Rescue Recruit Ryan Edison picks up a COVID-19 Care Basket for a resident waiting in their vehicle during the DeKalb County Mother’s Day 2021 food distribution at James R. Hallford Stadium in Clarkston on Saturday, May 1. Photo by Dean Hesse.

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