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Wells Fargo Launches Drive-Up Food Bank To Help Families During The Pandemic

Wells Fargo, the Atlanta Community Food Bank and the city of Hapeville have partnered to feed 1,500 families over the next several weeks.
Wells Fargo, the Atlanta Community Food Bank and the city of Hapeville have partnered to feed 1,500 families over the next several weeks.
Credit / Courtesy of Wells Fargo

A new initiative aims at fighting food insecurity in metro Atlanta.

Organizers of the Wells Fargo Drive-Up Food Bank say the COVID-19 pandemic has created challenges for hundreds of families across metro Atlanta, and many need a helping hand.

To help, Wells Fargo, the Atlanta Community Food Bank and the city of Hapeville have partnered to feed 1,500 families over the next several weeks locally.

Chad Gregory, South Metro Atlanta/West Georgia region bank president, says it’s all part of the bank’s goal of delivering more than 50 million meals nationwide.

Gregory, along with Atlanta Community Food Bank CEO Kyle Waide and Tod Nichols, director of Hapeville Parks and Recreation, joined “Closer Look” on Tuesday. They talked with show host Rose Scott about the drive-up food bank and the growing need to deploy resources to ensure families are fed amid the global health crisis.

Food shortage is a growing need amid the global health crisis. (Credit: Courtesy of Wells Fargo.)

Guests say the drive-up food bank, which began in mid-September, will run through Oct. 19. Guests say food will be distributed to families in the Wells Fargo Administration Building’s parking lot, 3579 Atlanta Ave., Atlanta, GA 30354, on Oct.12 and Oct.19 from 2:30 to 4 p.m.

Guests:

  • Chad Gregory, South Metro Atlanta/West Georgia region bank president
  • Atlanta Community Food Bank CEO Kyle Waide
  • Tod Nichols, director of Hapeville Parks and Recreation

To listen to the full conversation, please click the audio player above.