DeKalb to Give Away 5,000 Boxes of Food in Recognition of Mother’s Day

Dekalb County

DeKalb County Government will celebrate Mother’s Day 2023 with its monthly food distribution partnering with local faith leaders to distribute 5,000 boxes of 100 percent Georgia-grown fruits and vegetables, eggs, and chicken hindquarters on Saturday, May 6. 

“We are honoring all mothers and mother-figures as they are the backbone of this world,” said DeKalb CEO Michael Thurmond. “There is nothing like a mother’s love and we celebrate that today and always.”

Additionally, residents will receive cookies, fruit juice boxes, cereal and jellybeans. 

On Saturday, May 6, beginning at 9 a.m., food distributions will be held at the following locations:

Newbirth Missionary Baptist Church,6400 Woodrow Rd. Stonecrest, GA 30038

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

• 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 

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

• Rehoboth Baptist Church, 2997 Lawrenceville Highway, Tucker GA 30084 

The county is utilizing federal American Rescue Plan funds to purchase the produce and chicken. 

Since May 2020, DeKalb County has distributed 114,700 boxes of food.