DeKalb County Government is partnering with several faith leaders to distribute 4,000 boxes of produce and chicken during its Thanksgiving food distribution to fight COVID-19 food insecurity exacerbated by inflation.
On Saturday, Nov. 20, DeKalb County and six local churches will celebrate Thanksgiving Day 2021 with a food distribution during which residents will receive one 20-pound box of food that will include fresh eggs, collard greens, sweet potatoes, shelled pecans, apples, oranges, bananas and a 10-lb. bag of chicken hindquarters.
“Rising inflation is making it more difficult for families to put food on their tables,” said DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond. “DeKalb County Government is grateful to be able to help families weather this crisis.”
Beginning at 9 a.m., rain or shine, 4,000 COVID-19 Care Baskets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, at the following drive-through locations:
- James R. Hallford Stadium, 3789 Memorial College Ave., Clarkston, GA 30021
- Saint Phillip AME, 240 Candler Rd. SE, Atlanta, GA 30317
- Shy Temple CME Church, 2030 Wesley Chapel Road, Decatur, GA 30035
- Big Miller Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 3800 Big Miller Grove Way, Stonecrest, GA 30038
- Berean Christian Church, 2201 Young Road, Stone Mountain, GA 30088
- Rehoboth Baptist Church, 2997 Lawrenceville Hwy., Tucker, GA 30084
- The Covenant Church, 1700 Corey Blvd., Decatur, GA 30032
Since May 2020, DeKalb County has provided fruit, vegetables, and protein to nearly 53,000 DeKalb County families.
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.