DeKalb Commissioner Cochran-Johnson sponsors food distribution for needy military vets

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DeKalb County Commissioner Lorraine Cochran-Johnson, in partnership with Soldiers’ Angels and Atlanta Food Bank, is hosting an event to provide food assistance to 200 at-risk and homeless veterans and their families.

The distribution will take place Friday, Dec. 17, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Atlanta VA Arcadia Clinic, 250 North Arcadia Avenue, Decatur, and will be the last of three events scheduled for 2021 to benefit veterans impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Funding for the meals was made available by Cochran-Johnson through a donation to the Atlanta Food Bank from her District 7 discretionary funds and is a continuation of her 2020 support of Soldiers’ Angeles in which she sponsored two food distributions that resulted in feeding over 600 veterans and their families.

“It is indeed an honor to partner again with Soldiers’ Angels to provide food boxes designed to deliver quality food to our veterans and military families,” said Cochran-Johnson. “As your commissioner and a citizen concerned with my community, I am dedicated to ensuring our veterans and their families have the resources they need, because they have given unselfishly of themselves to ensure our freedom and liberties.”

Soldiers’ Angels is a not-for-profit organization that supports military families, deployed service members, wounded heroes, and veterans of all eras with aid, comfort, programs and resources.

“In 2020, we supported more than 767,245 service members, veterans and their families across the country,” said John Harris, Soldiers’ Angels Atlanta area manager. “It is through generous donations and partnerships like these that we are able to continue our efforts year-round.”

Veterans interested in being added to the distribution list to receive notifications about future distributions and how to register should visit www.soldiersangels.org/atlanta.

“Our veterans have placed themselves on the frontline of service to our country,” said Cochran-Johnson. “It is important we provide the assistance they need as many face economic hardship as a result of COVID-19.”

 

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