A monthly food drive in DeKalb County near Atlanta is seeing more and more hungry families in need as Covid-19 has shaken Americans’ health and economics.
Delores Rich, who relies on her retirement income, arrived for the food drive at 7 a.m. — three hours before it began — to ensure her spot in line.
She said she’s had trouble affording groceries during the pandemic. Her favorite things to cook are T-bone steaks and oxtails, but she said every little bit helps.
“Whatever I get, I’ll be thankful and blessed for it,” she said.
Rich was among 700 people who came to this Dekalb County food drive on Saturday in need of food for themselves and their loved ones. At this and two other locations in the county, a total of 2,500 people received