Girls Scouts to distribute food with local leaders

DeKalb County Girls Scouts will partner with DeKalb County and local faith leaders to distribute food and cookies on March 18 during the county’s monthly food distribution event.

County officials will distribute the food and cookies on its normal first-come-first-serve basis at eight locations in DeKalb.

In addition to the Girl Scout cookies, residents will receive a 10-pound bag of chicken hindquarters, along with one 20-pound box of food containing Georgia grown fruits, vegetables and a dozen eggs. Additionally, residents will receive fruit juice boxes and cereal.

“Not only does this food distribution help those facing food insecurity, but by purchasing and distributing Girls Scout cookies, we are also investing in the future of our young girls,” said DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond.

A news release stated that the “funding from the county’s purchase of 5,000 boxes of Girl Scout cookies will be used to champion girls in underserved DeKalb communities.”

According to the news release, this “partnership will provide additional financial support for programs designed to promote academic success, leadership, financial literacy, and more.”

County officials said that on March 18, beginning at 9 a.m., rain or shine, 5,000 boxes of food will be distributed at the following drive-through locations:

  • Saint Phillip AME, 240 Candler Rd. SE, Atlanta
  • New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, 6400 Woodrow Rd. Stonecrest
  • Beulah Missionary Baptist Church, 2340 Clifton Springs Rd. Decatur
  • Shy Temple CME Church, 2030 Wesley Chapel Road, Decatur
  • Big Miller Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 3800 Big Miller Grove Way, Stonecrest
  • Berean Christian Church, 2201 Young Road, Stone Mountain
  • The Covenant Church, 1700 Corey Blvd., Decatur
  • Rehoboth Baptist Church, 2997 Lawrenceville Highway, Tucker

According to the news release, DeKalb County has provided more than 110,000 boxes of food to families since May 2020 via federal American Rescue Plan funds to purchase the food.

The county is utilizing federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding to purchase the produce and protein.


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