DeKalb Partners with Walmart to Provide Thanksgiving Turkeys and Ham for Needy Families


DeKalb County Government is partnering with Walmart to provide $20 gift cards for turkey or ham during its monthly food distribution event on Saturday, Nov. 21.

“Even during a pandemic, we have much to be grateful in DeKalb County because, together, we are rising to this challenge and we will emerge a healthier and stronger county,” DeKalb CEO Michael Thurmond said. “We are thankful that Walmart is joining us in our fight against food insecurity during this Thanksgiving season.”

On Saturday, Nov. 21, the county will host three drive-through food distribution events during which 2,500 DeKalb residents will receive one 20-pound box of fruit and vegetables and a $20 gift card for ham or turkey.

Beginning at 10 a.m., COVID-19 Care Baskets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, at three locations:

  • Buck Godfrey Stadium, 2817 Clifton Springs Rd., Decatur, GA 30034
  • James R. Hallford Stadium, 3789 Memorial College Ave., Clarkston, GA 30021
  • New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, 6400 Woodrow Rd., Stonecrest, GA 30038

Partners include La Vision newspaper, New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, Saint Philip AME Church and The Faith Center.

The county is utilizing federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding to purchase the produce, turkey and ham.

For more information about the county’s response to COVID-19, visit