SOUTH FULTON, Ga. — South Fulton has announced a major program to combat food insecurity.
The city is partnering with the Atlanta Community Food Bank to distribute up to 175,000 meals using funds from the American Rescue Plan Act.
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South Fulton said it’s getting more than $11 million in ARPA funds, which it will use to pay for the program.
The plan calls for a mobile food pantry to be held each month in different locations. The food bank is expected to provide between 15,000 and 20,000 pounds of food and feed as many as 500 families a month.
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“Many of our families face the challenge of not having enough to eat,” said District Councilwoman Helen Z. Willis. “The Atlanta Community Food Bank has stepped in to help provide nutritious meals at food drives throughout the pandemic. We are grateful to work with them again as we try to stop our area’s food desert.”
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The city said it’s also planning to expand internet service and make stormwater improvements, among other projects using ARPA funds.
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