DeKalb elected officials sponsor food drive for Atlanta Community Food Bank

January 19, 20177min1790
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Several DeKalb County elected officials have teamed up in an annual food drive to benefit the Atlanta Community Food Bank.

District Attorney Sherry Boston, Solicitor-General Donna Coleman-Stribling, Clerk of Superior Court Debra DeBerry, DeKalb County Commissioner Kathie Gannon and Tax Commissioner Irvin Johnson are sponsoring the food drive to collect nonperishable food items. State Court Clerk of Court Melanie Wilson, DeKalb libraries and Department of Human Services also are partnering with the effort.

“This is our annual opportunity to help a nonprofit organization that in turn benefits many people in DeKalb County,” Commissioner Gannon said.

According to a 2014 study, one in 7.5 people, or an estimated 755,400 people, in metro Atlanta and north Georgia receive assistance from food pantries and meal service programs each year. This includes more than 164,000 children and more than 64,000 seniors.

“The support of DeKalb County’s elected officials and residents means so much to the Food Bank, including the 138 partner agencies we work with to provide nutritious meals to our neighbors in need,” said Kyle Waide, CEO of the Atlanta Community Food Bank. “This annual food drive has a huge impact and enables us to continue our mission of helping families in DeKalb County and throughout Metro Atlanta.”

In 2016, the Atlanta Community Food Bank gave out more than 8 million pounds of food to partner agencies in DeKalb County.

Donations of nonperishable food items are being accepted at the following locations from Jan. 23 to Feb. 17:


Brookhaven Library

1242 North Druid Hills Road
Atlanta, GA 30319
Phone: 404-848-7140

Flat Shoals Library

4022 Flat Shoals Parkway
Decatur, GA 30034
Phone: 404-244-4370

Chamblee Library

4115 Clairmont Road
Chamblee, GA 30341
Phone: 770-936-1380

Gresham Library

2418 Gresham Road
Atlanta, GA 30316
Phone: 404-244-4374

Clarkston Library

951 North Indian Creek Drive
Clarkston, GA 30021
Phone: 404-508-7175

Hairston Crossing Library

4911 Redan Road
Stone Mountain, GA 30088
Phone: 404-508-7170

Covington Library

3500 Covington Highway
Decatur, GA 30032
Phone: 404-508-7180

Lithonia-Davidson Library

6821 Church Street
Lithonia, GA 30058
Phone: 770-482-3820

Decatur Library

215 Sycamore Street
Decatur, GA 30030
Phone: 404-370-3070

Northlake-Barbara Loar Branch

3772 LaVista Road
Tucker, GA 30084
Phone: 404-679-4408

Doraville Library

3748 Central Avenue
Doraville, GA 30340
Phone: 770-936-3852

Redan-Trotti Branch

1569 Wellborn Road
Redan, GA 30074
Phone: 770-482-3821

Dunwoody Library

5339 Chamblee-Dunwoody Road
Dunwoody, GA 30338
Phone: 770-512-4640

Salem-Panola Library

5137 Salem Road
Lithonia, GA 30038
Phone: 770-987-6900

Embry Hills Library

3733 Chamblee-Tucker Road
Chamblee, GA 30341
Phone: 770-270-8230

Scott Candler Library

1917 Candler Road
Decatur, GA 30032
Phone: 404-286-6986

Stone Mountain-Sue Kellogg Library

952 Leon Street
Stone Mountain, GA 30083
Phone: 770-413-2020

Tucker-Reid H. Cofer Library

5234 LaVista Road
Tucker, GA 30084
Phone: 770-270-8234

Stonecrest Library

3123 Klondike Road
Lithonia, GA 30038
Phone: 770-482-3828

Wesley Chapel-William C. Brown Library

2861 Wesley Chapel Road
Decatur, GA 30034
Phone: 404-286-6980

Toco Hill-Avis G. Williams library

1282 McConnell Drive
Decatur, GA 30033
Phone: 404-679-4404


Tax Commission Central Office
4380 Memorial Drive Suite 100
Decatur, GA 30032

Tax Commission North Office
1358 Dresden Drive, NE
Atlanta, GA 30319
North DeKalb Senior Center
5238 Peachtree Rd.
Chamblee, GA 30341
(770) 455-7602
Central DeKalb Senior Center
1346 McConnell Drive
Decatur, GA 30033
(770) 492-5461
Scottdale Senior Center
3262 Chapel Street
Scottdale, GA 30079
(404) 501-0704
DeKalb/Atlanta Senior Center                                                                       25 Warren Street
Atlanta, GA 30317
(404) 370-7297
South DeKalb Senior Center
1931 Candler Road
Decatur, GA 30032
(404) 284-4865
Lithonia Senior Center
2484 Bruce Street
Lithonia, GA 30058
(770) 482-0402
Lou Walker Senior Center
Multipurpose Facility 2538 Panola Road
Lithonia, GA 30058
(770) 322-2900
Maloof Auditorium/Administrative Building

1300 Commerce Drive

Decatur, GA 30030


DeKalb County Courthouse
556 N McDonough Street

Decatur, GA 30030


For more information, contact Davis Fox,

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