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Atlanta City Council Member Antonio Brown Establishes Weekly Food Distribution Beginning Today for Workers of Nonprofits and Senior Living Facilities

Post Date:04/07/2020 11:30 AM

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Council Communications
Atlanta City Hall
55 Trinity Ave. SW
Atlanta, GA 30303

April 7, 2020 

Atlanta City Council Member Antonio Brown Establishes Weekly Food Distribution Beginning Today for Workers of Nonprofits and Senior Living Facilities 

ATLANTA — District 3 Atlanta City Council member Antonio Brown has established a weekly meal distribution consisting of more than 15,000 meals aimed at helping Atlanta Community Food Bank, Hosea Feed the Hungry, Safe House Outreach, and Chris 180, among others. In addition, 19 senior assisted living facilities will be serviced through a weekly meal distribution that includes breakfast, lunch, and protein boxes.

Today is the first day of the distribution. Weekly distribution times and locations are subject to change.

“We are facing a critical moment in our community,” Brown said. “This was organized to provide support to those in need. We want to help ensure as many people as possible are safe and have access to services. The ability to have food and good nutrition is crucial to maintaining your physical and mental well-being in times of stress. I’m really grateful to able to support this effort.”

Transportation is being coordinated by A-National Limousine and owner Darrell Anderson.

“The A-National Limousine Service Family is honored to be working with Council member Antonio Brown and other volunteers to help provide meals for our most vulnerable and valued citizens - our seniors,” Anderson said.

This effort was initially established by a philanthropic group that worked to help save more than 900 jobs at Gateway Gourmet, a company that provides boxed meals for the airlines. The organization was preparing to lay off workers due to services being reduced because of the lack of travel. Through this work and Brown’s partnership with the group, a relationship has been established to distribute boxed meals provided by Gateway Gourmet to residents in Atlanta.

About Atlanta City Council
The Atlanta City Council is the chief policy-making body for the City of Atlanta. It acts by considering and enacting all laws that govern the City. The council also approves the operating and capital budgets for the City as recommended by the mayor, and it continually monitors revenues and expenditures for local government operations. The Atlanta City Council reviews and has final say on many land-use and zoning matters. Major economic development projects for the City also fall under the council’s consideration.

The Atlanta City Council is comprised of 12 districts and three at-large posts. Council representatives include: Council President: Felicia A. Moore; District 1: Carla Smith; District 2: Amir Farokhi; District 3: Antonio Brown; District 4: Cleta Winslow; District 5: Natalyn Mosby Archibong; District 6: Jennifer N. Ide; District 7: Howard Shook; District 8: J.P. Matzigkeit; District 9: Dustin Hillis; District 10: Andrea L. Boone; District 11: Marci Collier Overstreet; District 12: Joyce M. Sheperd; Post 1 At-Large: Michael Julian Bond; Post 2 At-Large: Matt Westmoreland; and Post 3 At-Large: Andre Dickens.

To learn more about the Atlanta City Council, please visit http://citycouncil.atlantaga.gov/. For the latest updates, follow the Atlanta City Council on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Contacts:        Zena Lewis                              zolewis@atlantaga.gov                       404-330-6309

                        Talia Moffitt                             tkmoffitt@atlantaga.gov                     404-546-1835 

                        Michael Ulmer                        mmulmer@atlantaga.gov                   404-330-6056

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