DeKalb hosting another food giveaway this weekend

There are several food giveaways happening June 27 in metro Atlanta.
There are several food giveaways happening June 27 in metro Atlanta.

Chicken and produce will be distributed at four different sites

DeKalb County will give away 3,500 boxes of chicken and produce this weekend, the latest event in a monthly series meant to help tackle food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The boxes will also include “cereal variety packs for children,” masks and sanitizer, officials said.

The giveaway will start at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at four separate locations: James R. Hallford Stadium (3789 Memorial College Ave. in Clarkston); Buck Godfrey Stadium (2817 Clifton Springs Road in Decatur); Big Miller Grove Missionary Baptist Church (3800 Big Miller Grove Way in Stonecrest); and the parking lot of the former K-Mart store at 5597 Buford Highway NE in Doraville.

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Packages will include a 10-pound bag of chicken hindquarters and a 20-pound box of fruit and vegetables, officials said. Food will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

DeKalb County began holding food distribution events in May, covering the associated costs with a portion of the approximately $125 million in federal coronavirus aid the county received last year. This weekend’s event will be the 14th the county has hosted.

Partners in the upcoming distribution event include La Vision newspaper and Saint Philip AME Church.

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