Atlanta food bank gets $10K to feed children during coronavirus outbreak

The grant will allow the Atlanta Community Food Bank, located in East Point, to serve at least 6,000 children — representing 2,000 families — during the outbreak, according to a news release.
The grant will allow the Atlanta Community Food Bank, located in East Point, to serve at least 6,000 children — representing 2,000 families — during the outbreak, according to a news release.

The Atlanta Community Food Bank is getting a donation to help provide food to metro Atlanta families amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Dunkin’ Donuts announced it is giving the food bank a $10,000 grant to help with hunger efforts.

The grant will allow the food bank, located in East Point, to serve at least 6,000 children — representing 2,000 families — according to a news release.


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The grant is part of a larger $1.35 million commitment from the company’s Dunkin’ Joy Childhood Foundation to provide funds to organizations that are seeing an uptick in demand while many businesses are closed and workers have been furloughed or laid off.

Funds from the grant will help the Atlanta Community Food Bank provide weekly food distributions to more than 20 metro Atlanta schools, according to the release. The money will help the food bank fill grocery boxes for clients, providing three to four days’ worth of food.


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