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 for Farmers to Families food boxes and worked to partner with Harvest of Hope Food Pantry, Georgia Cold Storage, Minor Brothers Farms, and First Baptist. We also coordinated volunteers for a massive distribution event on Thursday, 2/18/2021. Forecasted thunderstorms had us scrambling to reschedule and we were able to successfully host the event on Friday, 2/19/2021 from 9 am to 2 pm.
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.