In East Atlanta, kids club is offering weekly drive-thru food drive

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Amid the coronavirus outbreak, the East Atlanta Kids Club has shifted gears.

These days, the kids center is offering a weekly drive-thru food drive to feed families in their community.

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“At East Atlanta Kids Club, we are committed to supporting our youth and their families in the midst of this unprecedented public health and economic crisis. To do so, we are distributing food boxes to our youth, their families, and the broader southeast Atlanta community,” the kids club wrote on its Facebook page.

“We want to ensure that no one goes hungry on our watch.”

Typically, the center offers after school programs and summer camps. But these days, the staff has been focused on collecting and distributing food every Friday from 12:30-2:30 p.m.

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"During this time of the COVID-19 pandemic we've actually pivoted to providing fewer programs but our food distribution program for all of our families, and that entail us giving 50 to 80 pounds of food to households, weekly every Friday," the East Atlanta Kids Club Program Director, Amechi Okoh, told 11Alive.

More information on the food drive can be found here.