DeKalb to Host Thanksgiving Food Distribution

Dekalb County

CEO Thurmond: ‘Skyrocketing food prices will be an unwelcome guest at Thanksgiving celebrations this year’


On Saturday, Nov. 19, DeKalb County Government will celebrate Thanksgiving Day 2022 by partnering with local faith leaders to distribute 5,000 boxes of 100 percent Georgia-grown fruits and vegetables, eggs, and chicken hindquarters.

Residents will receive one 20-pound box of food that will include a dozen fresh eggs, and a 10-lb. bag of chicken hindquarters. Residents also will receive cookies, fruit juice and cereal especially for children.

“Skyrocketing food prices will be an unwelcome guest at Thanksgiving celebrations this year,” said DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond.

Beginning at 9 a.m., rain or shine, 5,000 boxes of food will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, at the following drive-through locations:


  • 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
  • Saint Phillip AME, 240 Candler Rd. SE, Atlanta, GA 30317
  • Rehoboth Baptist Church, 2997 Lawrenceville Highway, Tucker GA 30084


The county is utilizing federal American Rescue Plan funds to purchase the food.

Since May 2020, DeKalb County has distributed 99,700 boxes of food.