Buckhead Christian Ministry, which provides families with basic needs and financial assistance, received $25,000 to help unemployed residents who are at risk of eviction and homelessness.
Buckhead Christian Ministry CEO and president Keeva Kase said before the pandemic the organization paid between $700 and $750 of monthly rent expenses and residents would pay the rest.
“We’re beginning to become more flexible in how we approach this because we realize people are not able to pay the remaining balance,” he said. The funds could cover rent for 25 households, but the need for rent payment far exceeds that.
“It’s more than we can assist,” Kase said. “It’s overwhelming.”
Action Ministries received $3,900 and will use the money to help feed 7,000 kids in metro Atlanta.
“Under normal circumstance we operate during school breaks,” said Shakura Conoly, Action Ministries chief community engagement officer. “We have extended those operations to kids who are out of school in communities where they can’t get school meals.”
Good Samaritan Health Center will use the $24,300 it received to expand its farmers market which provides free food to patients, according to the release. Food Security of America will use its $9,600 to create an emergency food pantry at PAWKids in Atlanta’s Grove Park neighborhood.
Atlanta food bank gets $10K to feed children during coronavirus outbreak
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