“We hope that making food more accessible to families who need it during this time will alleviate some of the stress they are experiencing,” Pam Tatum, the president and CEO of QCC, said in a statement.
The DeKalb County School District and other public school systems in metro Atlanta operate their own summer food programs.
Between Clayton and DeKalb, an estimated 190,000 people were food insecure in 2017, according to Feeding America, a national nonprofit with a network of more than 200 food banks. About 53,000 of those were children.
Food insecurity is a technical term used by the U.S. Department of Agriculture that means a family does not always have access to nutritious food.
The number of people struggling to find and afford food is believed to be growing during the coronavirus pandemic as unemployment spikes.
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