By Alison Ross
Local organization Food4Life aims to help people in Atlanta, including intown neighborhoods, secure healthy meals during the pandemic when access to food is all the more challenging. Food4Life, operating under the Atlanta Survival Program, is a mutual aid organization that delivers free food to anyone impacted by COVID-19. The group’s mission states, in part: “We support anyone who is self-isolating because their age and/or medical conditions put them in serious danger if they contract the virus, can’t afford expensive grocery delivery services, is sick and cannot leave home, can’t afford groceries, or lives in a food desert.”
Food4Life, which maintains COVID safety protocols, receives food donated by charities, grocery stores, community groups, and farmers. Organizers dispatch volunteers to make deliveries. All drop-offs are made outside the homes of recipients to maintain social distancing.
The organization has delivered food to over 11,000 households since March 2020, including the neighborhoods of East Atlanta, Grant Park, Ormewood Park, Boulevard Heights, Chosewood Park, Benteen Park, Lakewood Heights, and others.
Food4Life is always looking for volunteers and has remote opportunities available for dispatching and social media, as well as safe in-person opportunities such as picking up donations, packing boxes, and delivering food. To receive food or to volunteer, please visit www.altsurvival.org.