Local officials and organizations are partnering to ensure families have access to food during the COVID-19 pandemic.
City of South Fulton Mayor William “Bill” Edwards, Fulton County Commissioner Joe Carn, Fulton County Schools and the Atlanta Community Food Bank are collaborating to distribute food on Thursday, April 9 at 10 a.m.
The event will take place at Prince Hall Grand Lodge located at 7340 Old National Hwy. Families will be able to drive through the location to safely pick up food items.
In a social media post, Mayor Edwards thanked the volunteers who have worked to prepare bags of food in advance of tomorrow’s event. Councilwomen Catherine Rowell and Helen Willis were among those onsite to lend a hand.
Atlanta Community Food Bank will also distribute food on Thursday at four additional South Fulton County locations from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Those locations are: Chapel Hill Church Atlanta, 4330 Washington Road; East Point First Mallalieu UMC, 2651 N. Church Street; Elizabeth Baptist Church, 4245 Cascade Road; and Impact Ministries, New City Church, 3355 Old Jonesboro Road.
Atlanta Community Food Bank and its partner food pantries are considered part of the essential critical infrastructure workers by Homeland Security and the state of Georgia and remain operating when non-essential businesses are forced to close. Even as the governor’s order to shelter-in-place is in effect, those in need can still visit local food pantries for assistance.
Families in need of food assistance after tomorrow can use their smartphones to locate additional resources. A list of nearby pantries is available by texting FindFood or Comida to 888-976-2232.
Photo Credit: City of South Fulton, Office of Mayor Bill Edwards