April 7, 2020
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.