“Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Kandi Burruss’ Kandi Cares Foundation partnered with Goodr and the city of East Point’s Parks and Recreation Department to host a Thanksgiving pop-up food pantry.
More than a hundred cars wrapped around the John D. Milner Athletic Complex in the Atlanta suburb of East Point, Georgia, to take advantage of the abundance of food.
“Kandi Cares and East Point are doing our thing this year and we try to do it in a big way every time so I’m just excited that people are able to come today and get what they need,” said Burruss.
Burruss has a deep connection to East Point. She attended the city’s Tri-Cities High School and went on to become a big music star, actress and businesswoman. Burruss was joined by her mom, Joyce Jones, to lend to the army of volunteers a helping hand.
Burruss’ nonprofit foundation supports single parents with children. The “RHOA” star says she wanted to make sure families in need get everything they could possibly want days ahead of Thanksgiving. Volunteers stuffed the trunks or back seats of cars and trucks with turkey, tea, lemonade, fruits, vegetables, cornbread, stuffing and more.
“We just want to be that extra village they may need especially this time of year because there’s so much going on, financially there are so many people who need a little help, so we wanted to be able to come through for them,” said Burruss.
Atlanta mother of two Aisha Flood participated in the pop-up food giveaway and says the event could not have come at a better time. “Especially with the cost of food going up so high for a single mother like myself who isn’t working at the time due to COVID, this is very important, or otherwise we probably wouldn’t have a Thanksgiving so I’m very thankful,” said Flood.
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