In a project made possible through the collaboration of Rotary Districts 6900 and 6910, the Rotary Club of Americus was able to procure a truckload of 1,150 USDA Farmers-to-Families boxes at no charge and distribute to needy families in Sumter County. We were notified about another opportunity in late January and worked with Harvest of Hope Food Pantry, Georgia Cold Storage Minor Brothers Farms, and First Baptist to get another scheduled for February, 2021. We coordinated volunteers for a massive distribution event on Thursday, February 18, 2021; however, the forecasted thunderstorms had us rescheduling for Friday, February 19, 2021.
Rotarians, GSW student athletes, nursing students, and many more volunteers were out in full force today to distribute the equivalent of 23,000 meals to our Sumter County Community! It was an honor to work alongside these dedicated people and be a blessing to the recipients of these food boxes.