DeKalb distributing 5,000 boxes of food on Aug. 27

DeKalb County Police recruit Jumi Lee prepares to load a COVID-19 Care Basket into a vehicle during the food and vaccine distribution event at James R. Hallford Stadium in Clarkston on Saturday, June 5. Photo by Dean Hesse.

DeKalb County, GA — DeKalb County has given out 85,000 boxes of food since May 2020 and this Saturday will be giving out 5,000 more boxes of food.

The boxes will contain “100 percent Georgia-grown fruits and vegetables, eggs, and chicken hindquarters.”

The boxes, which will include about $45 worth of food, will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. The county is buying the food with federal pandemic relief money.

“Hardworking families are struggling to keep food on the table because food prices have increased every month this year and are now 12 percent higher than last summer,” DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond said in a press release. “DeKalb County and our faith partners are working to lessen the impact of these rising prices.”

On Saturday, Aug. 27, beginning at 9 a.m., food distributions will be held at the following locations:

– Plaza Fiesta, 4166 Buford Highway NE, Atlanta, GA 30345

– Berean Christian Church, 2201 Young Road, Stone Mountain, GA 30088

– Beulah Missionary Baptist Church, 2340 Clifton Springs Rd., Decatur, GA 30034

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

– The Covenant Church, 1700 Corey Blvd., Decatur, GA 30032

– New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, 6400 Woodrow Road, Stonecrest, GA 30038

– Saint Phillip AME, 240 Candler Rd. SE, Atlanta, GA 30317

– Shy Temple CME Church, 2030 Wesley Chapel Road, Decatur, GA 30035

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