DeKalb to Host Second Food Distribution
Funds $600,000 partnership with Atlanta Community Food Bank
DECATUR—DeKalb County Government has implemented a comprehensive strategy to mitigate food insecurity by hosting monthly community food distribution events and significantly increasing the Atlanta Community Food Bank’s capacity to distribute food throughout the county.
DeKalb County also announced a $600,000 funding initiative with the Atlanta Community Food Bank to increase its distribution of food to the county’s 139 food pantries by 30 percent over the next six months.
“With this funding, Atlanta Community Food Bank will be able to provide an additional 1.5 million pounds of food beyond what we already provide in DeKalb County,” said Kyle Waide, president and CEO of Atlanta Community Food Bank.
The funding will also increase mobile distribution capacity in DeKalb County targeting high-need communities that exist in fresh food deserts.
The Atlanta Community Food Bank currently distributes more than 10 million pounds of food annually to DeKalb County residents.