DeKalb to Distribute 3,500 Boxes of Food and 10,000 COVID-19 Test Kits this Weekend

DeKalb County will commemorate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King

DeKalb County will commemorate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a weekend marked with a food distribution, COVID-19 test distribution and prayer.


“The Board of Commissioners and I have proclaimed this King Holiday weekend as a time for Prayer, Healing and Restoration,” said DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond.


On Saturday, Jan. 15, beginning at 9 a.m., 3,500 boxes containing produce, chicken hindquarters and a dozen eggs will be distributed at the following locations:


  • Rehoboth Baptist Church, 2997 Lawrenceville Hwy., Tucker, Ga. 30084
  • Shy Temple CME Church, 2030 Wesley Chapel Rd., Decatur, Ga. 30035
  • Big Miller Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 3800 Big Miller Grove Way, Stonecrest, Ga. 30038
  • Berean Christian Church, 2201 Young Rd., Stone Mountain, Ga. 30088
  • The Covenant Church, 1700 Corey Blvd., Decatur, Ga. 30032
  • New Life Church, 3592 Flat Shoals Rd., Decatur, GA 30034


On Sunday, Jan. 16, the DeKalb Pastors Christian Alliance will lead a countywide day of Prayer for Healing and Restoration.


Weather permitting, on Monday, Jan. 17, 2022, beginning at 9 a.m., DeKalb County will distribute a total of 10,000 COVID-19 rapid test kits at the following locations:


  • The Gallery at South DeKalb, 2801 Candler Rd., Decatur, Ga. 30034.
  • North DeKalb Mall, 2050 Lawrenceville Hwy., Decatur, Ga. 30033
  • Plaza Fiesta, 4166 Buford Hwy., Atlanta, Ga. 30345


Residents will be able to remain in their vehicles when receiving at-home test kits, and walk-ups are welcome. The number of test kits will be limited to one per person.


In the event of inclement weather, the test kit distribution will be rescheduled.