Ride-sharing company Lyft is teaming up with the City of Atlanta’s One Atlanta Office to make it easier for families living in Atlanta’s “food deserts” (or under-resourced communities) to access nutritious groceries. The pilot program will provide some affected residents with heavily discounted Lyft rideshare credits to nearby farmers markets and grocery stores. F or the duration of the six-month pilot, Lyft will provide 300 families with eight rides per month for a flat $2 fee up to $10. Find out more at aglanta.org/access-aglanta.
Family Food Fest Atlanta will be held June 16 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Georgia Freight Depot next door to Underground Atlanta. In its 17th year, this multicultural Father’s Day event includes a competition for best dishes, tastings, a cooking demo by Food Network Celebrity Chef Jamika Pessoa, the Colgate Bright Smiles Dental Van providing free dental checkups for kids 12 and under and more. All proceeds benefit nonprofit umbrella Atlanta Culinary Charities. For tickets and information, visit FamilyFoodFestAtlanta.com.
Tickets are now on sale for the fourth edition of Sandy Springs’ Food That Rocks event. Set to return to the Green at City Springs on Saturday, June 8, 2019, from 6:30 to 11 p.m., the event is a celebration of the community’s bustling dining scene featuring more than 20 participating restaurants. For more information, visit foodthatrocks.org.
PeachFest is moving to a new location at Peachtree Center on July 21 from 3 to 7 p.m. More than 1,000 attendees and 70 food artisans, pastry chefs and barkeeps will be on hand for the third annual peach-filled extravaganza. PeachFest Tickets start at $70 for the all-inclusive afternoon affair. For more information, visit peachfest.org.
Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.
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