DeKalb to host drive-thru Back-to-School event Aug. 1

Michael Thurmond
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DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond

School supplies, food, COVID-19 care kits to be distributed


On Saturday, Aug. 1, DeKalb County will host a food distribution event at three drive-thru locations at which 2,400 DeKalb residents will receive one 20-pound box of fruit and vegetables and a 10-pound bag of frozen chicken hind quarters, along with school supplies and COVID-19 Care Kits.

Beginning at 10 a.m., COVID-19 Care Baskets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis at three locations:

  • Buck Godfrey Stadium,2817 Clifton Springs Rd., Decatur,
  • James R. Hallford Stadium, 3789 Memorial College Ave., Clarkston
  • Tahoe Village Shopping Plaza, 4604 East Ponce de Leon Ave., Clarkston

“As parents prepare to send students back to school, we want to help support families with healthy food options and school supplies,” said DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond. “We want students and parents to be prepared for success during this unprecedented school year.”

The COVID-19 Care Basket distribution is a partnership between DeKalb County Government and the Georgia Department of Agriculture.

The county has budgeted $3 million in federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding to underwrite the initiatives.

For more information about DeKalb County’s response to COVID-19, visit


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  • Ernesyine

    July 31, 2020 at 7:42 pm

    Ernestine Heard, That is a blessing for the Community


  • Ernestine Heard

    July 31, 2020 at 7:45 pm

    That is a blessing for the community.


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