Thurmond: Food insecurity a growing crisis in DeKalb County

Thurmond: Meals insecurity a rising disaster in DeKalb County

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DeKalb County Authorities continues to struggle meals insecurity by a collection of month-to-month meals distributions, its CEO Michael Thurmond stated.

“Meals insecurity is a rising disaster in DeKalb County,” Thurmond defined. “We hope that our month-to-month distributions will assist struggling households maintain meals on their tables.”

On Saturday, Oct. 31, the county hosted three drive-through meals distribution occasions throughout which 2,500 DeKalb residents acquired 20-pound containers of fruit and greens and a 10-pound package deal of rooster hindquarters. The county is using federal Coronavirus Support, Aid and Financial Safety (CARES) Act funding to buy the produce and rooster.

Starting at 10 a.m., COVID-19 Care Baskets have been distributed on a first-come, first-served foundation, at:

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

Companions embody La Imaginative and prescient newspaper, New Start Missionary Baptist Church, Saint Philip AME Church, and The Religion Heart.