FULTON CO. (CBS46) —A organization that serves families in need just received a grant from the city to help it maintain its operations.
According to a press release, Sandy Springs board members voted unanimously to give Sandy Spring Solidarity Food Pantry a $ 25k grant. Voting took place at a board meeting Tuesday night.
“We have people who need and depend on the generosity of services like Food Pantry. When we distributed COVID-19 funds, we were unable to contribute because of the novelty of the program and accounting needed from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). After visiting the pantry and seeing the work they do, we need to help the organization with the aim of feeding community members in need, “said Sandy Springs City Council Member Tibby DeJulio.
City officials report The Sandy Springs Solidarity Food Pantry originated in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to serve school families who have difficulty getting food.
The organization initially operated from two restaurants, Samad Grill and Under the Cork Tree, while they were closed due to a pandemic.
In June, they moved to a new location on Northwood Drive.
The pantry is open from 9 am to noon Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, and donation hours are held from 9 am to noon Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
For more information about food kitchens, please click: https://www.facebook.com/solidaritysandysprings/