Another Huge Food Distribution Aids Families
Americus Rotarians partner again with Harvest of Hope Food Pantry to distribute over 1,100 USDA Farmers To Families Food Boxes
Numerous partnerships made the event a success!
After a last-minute rescheduling due to heavy rain forecasted for Americus, the Americus Rotary Club in partnership with Harvest of Hope Food Pantry, held another large USDA food box distribution event on Friday, February 19. The event drew another large line of cars pulling through the back parking lot of First Baptist Church in Americus, the venue used for the monthly drive-through events which provide food to needy families in Sumter County. “When you hear from recipients of these food boxes what a blessing it is to their family, it makes all the work worthwhile,” stated Angela Smith, President of the Americus Rotary Club, “and I’m grateful for all those who help make these events possible.”
The distribution event took 105 volunteers and 162 volunteer hours to distribute over 1,100 USDA Farmers to Family boxes made available to Rotary Clubs and coordinated through Rotary District 6910 Service Director Doug Bolton. Each box weighed 30-40 pounds and contained produce, meats, dairy products, and a gallon of milk. The Rotary Club of Americus is grateful for the partnership with Harvest of Hope and for the donation of space by Georgia Cold Storage and transportation by Minor Brother Farms. Additionally thanks to First Baptist Church for providing the venue, the Americus Police Department for traffic control, and the many volunteers that helped make this drive-through distribution a success.
Posted by Nicole Kirksey
February 23, 2021