Food bank seeks donations for kids at drive-thru food drive

The Atlanta Community Food Bank is asking for food donations to help children in Atlanta facing hunger during the summer months.

The food bank’s “Summer Dish” drive on Thursday, July 16 will be drive-thru, with contactless drop-offs to keep residents and staff safe during the coronavirus pandemic.

“Help us stock our shelves by donating kid-friendly foods that will feed hungry children in metro Atlanta and North Georgia,” the food bank said.

Residents can visit the food bank’s new East Point headquarters to drop off food any time between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on July 16. The food bank is located at 3400 North Desert Drive. You can RSVP with an estimated drop-off time to Heather Moon at heather.moon@acfb.org.

Credit: Atlanta Community Food Bank

Credit: Atlanta Community Food Bank

Experts say low-income households, especially families with children, are more likely to face food insecurity and hunger during summer, when school is out. During the coronavirus pandemic, the food bank estimates, as many as one in four children could face food insecurity.