Atlanta City Councilman Michael Julian Bond Hosted Emergency Food Distribution Drive-Thru
For Atlanta’s Out-of-Work Hospitality Industry Workers in Need of Assistance
Serving Those Who Have Served Us
Atlanta, Georgia (July 15, 2020) – Atlanta City Councilman Michael Julian Bond in partnership with The Concerned Black Clergy of Metropolitan Atlanta, Marriott International (Atlanta area), Hosea Helps, Inc., Landing Tracks, and Celebs Give Back hosted an emergency “drive-thru” food distribution for Atlanta’s hospitality industry workers in need of assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic. This food distribution took place last Thursday, July 9, 2020 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis.
The food give-away was a great success as it provided grocery boxes to more than 1500 families of local hospitality workers. The boxes included fresh poultry, fresh fruits and vegetables, nonperishable food items, and cases of water.
“The hospitality industry is among the hardest hit industries in Atlanta during the COVID-19 pandemic and with the second wave of cases rising we know people are still out of work and experiencing financial difficulty, so we want to try to ease the burden as much as we can by providing grocery boxes for hungry families in need”, said Councilman Bond.
Councilman Michael Julian Bond has served Atlanta citywide, representing more than 450,000 local residents, since his election to the Atlanta City Council Post 1 At-Large seat in November of 2009. He is a member of the Committee on Council and the Community Development/Human Resources and Public Safety committees.
Last updated on July 20, 2020