Atlanta launches new program to make sure low-income seniors get enough to eat

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced Friday a new city initiative that will help ensure senior citizens don't go without food during the coronavirus pandemic.

The City of Atlanta Senior Food Assistance Program is for seniors struggling with receiving food during the pandemic. They can apply to join the program by completing an online survey.

"As we continue to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on our communities, we want to ensure our most vulnerable residents are protected and cared for," the mayor said.

"Thank you to all the meal and grocery delivery organizations partnering with us to make this effort possible. Atlanta would not be the city it is today without our senior citizens, and they deserve access to programs and resources that prioritize their health and safety."

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