Commissioners hosting mobile food pantry, meeting about heavy rail in Stonecrest

DeKalb County Government Manuel J. Maloof Center in downtown Decatur. Photo by Zoe Seiler.

DeKalb County, GA — Two DeKalb County Commissioners are holding public events this week.

Commissioner Larry Johnson is hosting a mobile foot pantry. Here is the full press release from his office:

DeKalb County Commissioner Larry Johnson in partnership with Center Helping Obesity in Children End Successfully (C.H.O.I.C.E.S.) will be hosting a Mobile Food Pantry to combat hunger and food insecurity.

The outdoor event will use a drive-through model to service recipients. It will be held Thursday, Oct. 6, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., at First Baptist Church Gresham, 2394 Gresham Rd. SE, Atlanta, GA 30316.

The Mobile Food Pantry is free and open to the public.  Registration is highly encouraged and available here.

“Since the pandemic began, we have not stopped making sure that families have food to eat,” said Commissioner Johnson. “With the holiday season around the corner, we will continue to make sure that we are reducing as many burdens on families as possible and that includes providing food.”

The attendees will receive a food basket filled with fresh produce and groceries while supplies last.

Commissioner Mereda Davis Johhnson is hosting an in-person meeting about bringing heavy rail to Stonecrest. Here is the full press release from her office:

On Thursday, October 6th at 6:30 p.m., DeKalb County Commissioner Mereda Davis Johnson will host an in-person town hall meeting “A Candid Conversation About Heavy Rail to Stonecrest” at Stonecrest Library, 3123 Klondike Road, Stonecrest, Georgia 30038. The town hall meeting will feature DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond, U.S. Congressman Hank Johnson, Commissioner Larry Johnson, Commissioner Lorraine Cochran-Johnson, Stonecrest Mayor Jazzmin Cobble, MARTA Interim CEO Collie Greenwood, and DeKalb County Pastor’s Christian Alliance Chair, Pastor Lee May.

All DeKalb County citizens who wish to engage in the conversation about the development of Heavy Rail to Stonecrest are encouraged to attend the in-person meeting. For residents who are unable to attend are invited to watch live on DCTV. “We don’t have to look far to see the innumerable benefits of having heavy rail in a community. For more than 40 years, residents in South DeKalb have been promised rail in our community and there is no time better than now to talk about it.”, Davis Johnson said.

The public will have a chance to engage with key leaders in DeKalb County as well as an opportunity to ask their questions concerning the development of heavy rail to South DeKalb County.

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