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DeKalb and community groups partner to give away 2,500 boxes of produce and chicken

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DeKalb and community groups partner to give away 2,500 boxes of produce and chicken

Dwayne Ross loads boxes of produce on a hand truck during a food distribution event for DeKalb County residents at Antioch AME Church in Stone Mountain, July 17. Photo by Dean Hesse.
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Decatur, GA — DeKalb County Government continues to fight food insecurity with its fourth monthly food distribution event scheduled for this weekend, according to a press release from the county.

On Saturday, Aug. 29, the county will host three drive-through food distribution events during which 2,500 DeKalb residents will receive one 20-pound box of fruit and vegetables and a 10-pound bag of frozen chicken hindquarters.

Beginning at 10 a.m., COVID-19 Care Baskets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, at three locations:

– Buck Godfrey Stadium, 2817 Clifton Springs Rd., Decatur, GA 30034
– James R. Hallford Stadium, 3789 Memorial College Ave., Clarkston, GA 30021
– New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, 6400 Woodrow Rd., Stonecrest, GA 30038

Partners include the Latin American Association, Clarkston Community Center, Telemundo Atlanta television, La Vision newspaper, New Birth Missionary Baptist Church and Saint Philip AME Church.
The county is utilizing federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding to purchase the produce and chicken.

For more information about the county’s response to COVID-19, visit www.dekalbcountyga.gov/coronavirus.

 

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