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PRESS RELEASE                                    Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Contact: Kim Garner

Phone: 205-254-2036


As the number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to climb across the state, the Birmingham City Council is committed to providing residents with access to fresh produce and face masks.

Tomorrow, Council President William Parker will once again be partnering with District 9 Councilor John Hilliard and Rev. Harold Bass with Olivet Monumental Baptist Church for a fresh food and mask giveaway.

The event will be happening on Thursday, July 16th from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Olivet Monumental Baptist Church. Fresh produce–including sweet potatoes–and milk will be available, along with a free supply of masks.

“The number of COVID-19 cases in our community continues to be trending in the wrong direction,” Council President William Parker said. “We have to be vigilant about educating people on the importance of wearing face coverings and social distancing,  We also have to continue to provide our citizens with the means to overcome this crisis.  Giveaways like this are just a part of that effort.”

Councilor John Hilliard said he’s been encouraged by the cooperation he’s witnessed throughout Birmingham during the crisis.

“This has been an unprecedented time for all of us,” Hilliard said. “But it has affirmed my belief that in the face of adversity, Birmingham responds in a big way. There are people in ever corner of this city helping one another, providing food, clothing and protective face coverings. It’s imperative that we continue to hold one another up during this difficult time. There are better days ahead.”

When: Thursday, July 16th from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m.

Where: Olivet Monumental Baptist Church, 3314 26th Street N, Birmingham, AL

What: Food and Mask giveaway

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