Qualified residents to get free food

COVINGTON -- The Partnership for Community Action has announced a distribution of commodity foods to qualified households will be held Monday.

The food is from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Emergency Food Assistance Program for low income residents in DeKalb, Rockdale, Newton and Gwinnett counties.

Eligibility is determined by income levels ranging from $1,173 per month for a one-person household to $4,009 per month for households with eight members. See the chart accompanying this story for more information on eligibility.

Photo ID will be required.

Residents from Rockdale and Newton counties can go to any of the following locations, but only one allotment per month will be allowed. Making a false statement may result in criminal prosecution and having to pay for the food improperly obtained.

Food will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Distribution sites will begin handing out food at 11 a.m. and will end at 3 p.m. or when all the food has been distributed, whichever comes first.

Distribution sites are all located in Conyers at the following locations:

* Extraordinary Life Center, 1879 Smyrna Road;

* Life Abundantly Christian Center, 1419 Old McDonough Highway (770-403-7112);

* Rock Temple A.M.E. Church, 1021 Bryant St. (770-992-5707).

Residents are responsible for their own transportation and delivery of the food.

Items to be given away may include: green beans, corn, macaroni, peas, cereal, vegetable mix, spaghetti sauce and pasta, apple juice, great northern beans, tuna, rice, black-eyed peas, walnuts, oatmeal, grits, 1 percent milk, peaches, grape juice and potatoes.