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DeKalb County Honors MLK By Fighting Food Insecurity

CEO Michael Thurmond says DeKalb singled-out COVID-driven food insecurity as a priority. On this King holiday, DeKalb handed out four thousand food boxes to residents in-need.
CEO Michael Thurmond says DeKalb singled-out COVID-driven food insecurity as a priority. On this King holiday, DeKalb handed out four thousand food boxes to residents in-need.
Credit / Tom Strickland

Honoring and celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy is nothing new for DeKalb County – it’s held such an event for the past 37 consecutive years. But this year, the virtual celebration looked unlike any of the previous 36.

With the theme, “The Urgency of Creating the Beloved Community,” CEO Michael Thurmond says DeKalb singled-out COVID-driven food insecurity as a priority. On this King holiday, DeKalb handed out four thousand food boxes to residents in-need.

On WABE’s “All Things Considered,” Thurmond told host Jim Burress the food drive helps create the beloved community that Dr. King spoke of.

Lily Oppenheimer contributed to this report.