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Rockdale firefighters hold food drive for RER

CONYERS - Rockdale Emergency Relief (RER) and Rockdale County-Fire Rescue (RCFR) are asking for the public's help in the second annual Community Food Drive on Sat., June 27, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., at the Walmart Supercenter, 1436 Dogwood Drive, Conyers, 30013.

The food drive, benefiting the RER Community Food Bank, will feature a working fire truck and a 1951 historic fire truck on display between the store entrances. Last year, the food drive saw a huge response from the community, and RCFR Fire Chief Dan Morgan is again issuing a call to action to citizens to help fill the historic fire truck with food while they shop at Walmart. The event will also include a special visit from Sparky the Fire Dog.

RER urges families across the County to support the food drive by donating nonperishable food items for Rockdale County residents in need.

For more information, or to serve as a RER volunteer, please contact Susan Clark at 770-922-0165 or

Rockdale Emergency Relief Community Food Bank, founded in 1999, is a full-service food bank providing emergency food to low-income individuals and families living in Rockdale County. The Food Bank helps ensure local residents experiencing food insecurity have access to the nutritional food needed to live an active and healthy life. Last year, Rockdale Emergency Relief distributed 141,483 pounds of food, served 3,012 households consisting of 8,655 individuals.