Dunwoody Parks & Recreation will partner with the Dunwoody-Atlanta Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. to collect food donations leading up to MLK, Jr. Day.
Dunwoody, GA – November 17, 2021 – Dunwoody Parks & Recreation and the Dunwoody-Atlanta Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. will kick off the “Souper Bowl of Caring” on Dec. 1. This six-week food drive is part of the community’s celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in January.
“We are excited to partner with the City of Dunwoody and other community organizations to help address the issue of food insecurity,” said Tasha McCall, Community Service Chair for the Dunwoody-Atlanta Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. “We added the food drive to our celebration of MLK, Jr. Day last year due to the pandemic and wanted to bring it back as part of our annual outreach.”
Nonperishable food collected during the drive will be donated to Malachi’s Storehouse and the Community Assistance Center. Collection bins for food donations will be set up at the Brook Run Park playground during Holiday Lights on Dec. 1. Bins will also be available until Jan. 17 in these locations:
1) Spruill Center for the Arts lobby near Stage Door Theatre, 5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Road
2) Porter Brew & Que, 5486 Chamblee Dunwoody Road in the Shops of Dunwoody
3) SOHO Office: Printing, Shipping & Business Services Store, 2090 Dunwoody Club Drive #106 in the Orchard Park Shopping Center
Donation bin hours and additional bin locations are listed online: www.dunwoodyga.gov/mlkday. This website will also include information about service projects for Dunwoody’s MLK, Jr. Day of Service on Jan. 17, 2022. More details will be released in December.
“We’re excited to see the City’s partnership with Jack and Jill continue and grow,” said Dunwoody Mayor Lynn Deutsch. “This food drive offers a simple way for Dunwoody residents to support the most vulnerable in our community.”