Upcoming food distribution events in Dekalb County
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About these events…
Dekalb County began hosting these food distribution events in May of 2020, during the early days of the pandemic, using funds from the federal American Rescue Plan.
The events are held on a irregular basis and are not announced until just a few days ahead of time, making it hard to predict when the next one will be. Dekalb County has never released an annual schedule for its food distributions.
What we do know is that they often take place around the middle of the month (but not every month) and are always held on Saturday mornings.
In general, we see the food distributions happening without fail in August (along with free book bags), and in November and December before the holidays. We’ve also seen them timed to correspond to MLK Day, Mother’s Day, and Easter (when a dozen eggs are typically included).
So far in 2023, the months that Dekalb County did not have food distribution events were April, July, and October.
Stonecrest Turkey Giveaway
The city of Stonecrest will host a Turkey & Food Box Giveaway event. The event will take place on Saturday, November 18th, starting at noon at the Browns Mill Recreation Center, located at 5101 Browns Mill Road in Stonecrest.
The event will end when all the turkeys and food boxes have been distributed. This year, they are giving away 1000 turkeys and food boxes. More info
Drive-thru food pantry for Clarkston residents
Clarkston residents are invited to attend a drive-thru food distribution event on Saturday, November 18, 2023.
It starts at 10 a.m.
The location is the Tahoe Village shopping center parking lot, located at:
4604 E. Ponce de Leon Ave.
Clarkston, GA 30021
Dekalb County’s November 2023 food distribution
There is usually a food distribution on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. We don’t know if that will be the case this year, since there was already an event on November 4th.
Dekalb County has released the details for its November food distribution event.
On Saturday, November 4th, 2023, Dekalb County will distribute 5,000 boxes of food — including fruits, vegetables and chicken parts.
At this event, residents can also receive cookies, fruit juice boxes, and cereal to use in school lunches.
There are NINE separate food distribution events, held in church parking lots around the county, plus a new location at Plaza Fiesta.
The events are open to Dekalb County residents only. You may be asked for proof of residency, so bring an ID or utility bill.
All events begin at 9 a.m., rain or shine, and will continue on a first-come, first-served basis until supplies are gone.
They are designed to be drive-thru events.
See the press release
Saturday, Nov. 5th, 2023, beginning at 9 a.m. at these locations:
♦ Plaza Fiesta
4166 Buford Hwy
Atlanta, GA 30345
♦ Beulah Missionary Baptist Church
2340 Clifton Springs Rd.
Decatur, GA 30034
♦ Rehoboth Baptist Church
2997 Lawrenceville Hwy
Tucker GA 30084
♦ Shy Temple CME Church
2030 Wesley Chapel Rd.
Decatur, GA 30035
♦ Big Miller Grove Missionary Baptist Church
3800 Big Miller Grove Way
Stonecrest, GA 30038
♦ The Covenant Church
1700 Corey Blvd.
Decatur, GA 30032
♦ Berean Christian Church
2201 Young Road
Stone Mountain, GA 30088
♦ New Birth Missionary Baptist Church
6400 Woodrow Rd.
Stonecrest, GA 30038
♦ Saint Phillip AME
240 Candler Rd. SE
Atlanta, GA 30317
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