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Dekalb County CEO Ellis Joined Community Partners to Deliver Thanksgiving Meals to Needy Families | Community Spirit

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Dekalb County CEO Ellis Joined Community Partners to Deliver Thanksgiving Meals to Needy Families

Atlanta, GA--  DeKalb County Chief Executive Officer Burrell Ellis, along with local community partners, distributed food to families today through Project Take Charge and "Family House”, two programs run by Decatur Cooperative Ministry (DCM), a community-based nonprofit organization that sponsors programs and services to prevent and alleviate homelessness among families. 

DCM’s Project Take Charge program assists DeKalb County residents in imminent danger of losing their home or utility service, and operates as an emergency food pantry and food cooperative for low-income households; “Family House”, DCM’s transitional housing program, provides interim housing and support to assists families with children move from homelessness to self-reliance.

“Government can’t do it alone, community organizations and the private sector cannot do it alone, but when we pool our resources, we can accomplish great things to help our community,” said CEO Ellis.

Families from the “Family House” received a Thanksgiving box for the holidays, and additional food boxes will go to DeKalb residents in need of food during Thanksgiving through the Project Take Charge homelessness prevention program. 

Donations from community partners included 50 boxes of non-perishable food items from Feed the Hungry Foundation, Inc.; 10 half hams from Wayfield Foods; six turkey breasts from HoneyBaked Ham; and 10 gift cards from Publix.