HAMPTON — Atlanta Community Food Bank will conduct a large scale food distribution at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Friday, April 23. The distribution is organized in partnership with Hampton Elementary School and Henry County Schools.
The distribution will be a drive-through, contactless event — meaning that recipients will be asked to open their own vehicle trunk and then remain in their car while volunteers and staff place food in the vehicle.
The Food Bank anticipates distributing enough food for 2,000 households. A maximum of three households will be served per vehicle. Food items will include fresh produce, a meat protein and shelf stable nutritious pantry items.
Food distribution will begin at 10 a.m. and end at 2 p.m. Atlanta Motor Speedway is located at 1500 Tara Place, Hampton. The event will be held rain or shine.
Atlanta Community Food Bank is hosting a series of large scale food distributions through June as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These distribution locations are chosen because they are Food Bank priority counties; where local resources are currently being taxed trying to meet the needs of families living with food insecurity.
The 2020 COVID impact report projects that 1 in 7 (16%) Georgians are food insecure, and 1 in 5 children (16%) in Georgia are food insecure. Due to increased demand related to the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Atlanta Community Food Bank is distributing, on average, nearly 50% more food each month than the same period one year ago.