Local food banks are struggling

ATLANTA (CBS46) – Families across Georgia are not able to afford essential items needed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

But right now food banks are struggling to serve, so they are stepping up efforts to serve those in need.

Local and national non-profits are struggling to meet peoples needs as the coronavirus sickens thousands of people and forces layoffs and school closures.

The Salvation Army has…

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The Daily Chop: Freddie Freeman makes donation, third base competition and more

On Tuesday all 30 Major League teams donated $1 million to assist workers impacted by the COVID-19 virus. Wednesday, Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman continued with the good deeds pledging $125,000 to Atlanta area shelters and programs to help combat the Coronavirus epidemic. Per ESPN’s Jeff Passan, Freeman will donate $50,000 to Atlanta Food Bank, $50,000 to Giving Kitchen and $25,000 to the Salvation Army.

A nice gesture by Freeman and hopefully more Braves players will follow with additional donations.

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Mercedes-Benz, coalition convoy supplies to Salvation Army shelter

Three vehicles left Mercedes-Benz USA headquarters in a convoy, Wednesday. The drivers were on a mission from Sandy Springs to the Salvation Army Metro Atlanta Red Shield Shelter in downtown Atlanta. Their vehicles were loaded with 500 kits of donated healthcare supplies to help a homeless shelter run by the Salvation Army meet the demand during the coronavirus outbreak.

The donated packages of face masks, gloves, disinfectant wipes, toilet tissue and hand sanitizer are increasingly needed, said Sgt. Janeane Schmidt, who oversees the shelter, which accepts those in need of a safe place to stay.

“Anything we do on the preventive side helps,” said Schmidt. “We have ramped up…

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Atlanta Braves’ Freddie Freeman pledges $125K to local charities

ATLANTA — Atlanta Braves star Freddie Freeman is the latest sports figure offering support amid the coronavirus global pandemic.

The Braves announced the first baseman has pledged to donate $125,000 to several community organizations who are trying to help support families in need and employees out of work as schools and businesses close amid mass efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Georgia.

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Braves’ Freddie Freeman donating $125K to community amid coronavirus outbreak

 As if we needed another reason to be Braves’ fans: This is something we can all root for.

Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman is donating $125,000 as the state and nation combat the coronavirus outbreak.

Here’s the breakdown of the major donation, according to the Atlanta Braves:

  • $50,000 donation to Atlanta Food Bank
  • $50,000 donation to Giving Kitchen
  • $25,000 donation to Salvation Army

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Braves 1B Freeman matching Ryan’s donation

Another Atlanta sports star is following the lead of Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan.

Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman says he’ll match Ryan’s donation of $50,000 to the Atlanta Community Food Bank, which distributes food to the needy, and $50,000 to the Giving Kitchen, which aides food service workers who are financially hit by the coronavirus outbreak.

In addition, Freeman says he’ll donate another $25,000 to the Salvation Army.

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Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman to donate $125,000 to Atlanta area shelters to combat Coronavirus

Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman has pledged to donate $125,000 to Atlanta area shelters and programs to help combat the Coronavirus epidemic.

According to ESPN’s Jeff Passan, Freeman will give $50,000 to the Atlanta Food Bank, $50,000 to Giving Kitchen, which provides emergency assistance to food service workers, and $25,000 to the Salvation Army.

This is an incredibly kind gesture from Freddie and one that will impact thousands of lives in the Atlanta area. The Braves have also donated $1 million along with every other MLB club to assist workers impacted by COVID-19. Here’s hoping more of Freddie’s colleagues around the league join him in giving to the organizations that help so many in large cities.

As for actual baseball, it does not appear we are anywhere close to games resuming on the fields. Reports have indicated Memorial Day was best-case scenario for MLB, but as each day passes that seems less and less likely. Stay healthy, everyone.

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Freddie Freeman pledges several donations toward coronavirus relief

Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman won’t step up to the plate for the foreseeable future, but he did step up in helping his community on Wednesday.

Freeman pledged to donate $50,000 to the Atlanta Food Bank, $50,000 to Giving Kitchen and $25,000 to the Salvation Army in an effort to help those affected by the coronavirus outbreak.

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The Salvation Army of Gwinnett Corps Receives Grant from the Community Foundation for Northeast Georgia

The Salvation Army of Gwinnett County was awarded a $10,000 challenge grant from the Community Foundation for Northeast Georgia. The funds will benefit the county’s Home Sweet Home program, which helps newly homeless families get back on their feet.

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