The images of hungry Americans lining up for food during the pandemic have been heartbreaking.

The COVID-19 crisis has exposed and exacerbated the nation’s very real “other” crisis – the one concerning food insecurity. It was bad before. It’s much worse now.

But the City of Atlanta has made helping our most vulnerable residents a top priority.

Recently, I spent time with the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs in Southeast Atlanta as they organized a food-drive for local residents.

A small army of volunteers braved the sub-freezing temperatures to make sure hundreds of families had enough food to eat for two weeks. The team does this work all over the city.

Helping to keep us all ATLSTRONG.