South Fulton elected officials continue to assist those impacted by the COVID-19 virus through a series of weekly food distribution events open to all residents. The next distribution will take place at Welcome All Park, 4255 Will Lee Road, on Thursday, May 14 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The effort is in partnership with the Atlanta Community Food Bank. Support is also being provided by Coca Cola Bottling Company, Renaissance Church of Christ and the Delta Mu Mu Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc.
A host of volunteers gather each week to help facilitate the event. State Farm has agreed to sponsor $500 worth of personal protective equipment to ensure their safety.
“Our city continues to go to great lengths to lend assistance with not only medical and testing needs, but nutritional needs,” Mayor William “Bill” Edwards said. “We are committed to ensuring families have the proper nourishment throughout this pandemic.”
“I am grateful for our partners’ support in providing food to the South Fulton community and gear for volunteers,” said Councilwoman Helen Z. Willis. “These partnerships will help us supply the demand of food for residents who have been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.”
Residents will be able to drive through Welcome All Park to safely pick up food, which will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Last week, more than 1,000 families were served.
Since the weekly distribution was first launched, the Atlanta Community Food Bank has donated nearly 30,000 pounds of food for South Fulton residents, including meat, dairy, produce and canned goods. The city has launched a Back the Bank fundraiser to show appreciation for the nonprofit.
Photo Credit: City of South Fulton, Office of Councilwoman Helen Z. Willis