This Friday and Saturday, DeKalb County Government will partner with Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB) along with Antioch AME, Welcome Friend Baptist and New Birth Missionary Baptist churches to provide 1,350 boxes of food and Personal protective equipment (PPE) to DeKalb residents.

The ‘Stop the Spread’ Campaign includes food, mask and sanitizer distribution

  • Friday, July 17:
    • 10 a.m. at Antioch AME Church, 4730 Elam Road, Stone Mountain, GA 30083
    • 1 p.m. at Welcome Friend Baptist Church, 3198 Bouldercrest Rd., Ellenwood, GA 30294
  • Saturday, July 18:
    • 10 a.m. at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, 6400 Woodrow Rd., Stonecrest, GA 30038

Each package of food will contain 15 to 20 pounds of produce, dairy and shelf-stable items. Food and PPE will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, one package per car, for DeKalb residents.

The $600,000 funding, approved by the Board of Commission, for ACFB will also increase mobile distribution capacity in DeKalb County targeting high-need communities that exist in fresh food deserts.

Also, as part of the Stop the Spread campaign, the DeKalb County Board of Health will open a testing site on Saturday, July 18, at Greenforest Community Baptist Church, 3250 Rainbow Dr., Decatur.

Appointments are required and can be made at https://covid19.dph.ga.gov or by calling (404) 294-3700, Option 1.