DeKalb hosting latest food giveaway ahead of Thanksgiving

DeKalb County will distribute 3,600 boxes of produce and chicken during its Easter Food Distribution this weekend. CONTRIBUTED
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DeKalb County will distribute 3,600 boxes of produce and chicken during its Easter Food Distribution this weekend. CONTRIBUTED

A total of 4,000 boxes will be distributed Saturday

DeKalb County will hold its latest COVID-related food giveaway this weekend, just in time for Thanksgiving.

The county has held such events, which are meant to help address food insecurity during the ongoing pandemic, every month since May 2020.

The upcoming event will take place at seven different locations throughout the community and a total of 4,000 boxes of food — each which will include 10 pounds of chicken, eggs, collard greens ,sweet potatoes, shelled pecans, apples, oranges and bananas — will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

It will start at 9 a.m. Saturday.

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“Rising inflation is making it more difficult for families to put food on their tables,” DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond said in a news release. “DeKalb County Government is grateful to be able to help families weather this crisis.”

The locations for this weekend’s event are as follows:

  • James R. Hallford Stadium (3789 Memorial College Ave. in Clarkston)
  • Saint Phillip AME Church (240 Candler Road SE in Atlanta)
  • Shy Temple CME Church (2030 Wesley Chapel Road in Decatur)
  • Big Miller Grove Missionary Baptist Church (3800 Big Miller Grove Way in Stonecrest)
  • Berean Christian Church (2201 Young Road in Stone Mountain)
  • Rehoboth Baptist Church (2997 Lawrenceville Highway in Tucker)
  • and The Covenant Church (1700 Corey Blvd. in Decatur)
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The county has used federal coronavirus stimulus funds to purchase the food given away at its monthly events.

Officials said the events have now served nearly 53,000 families.

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