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Feed the Boro to Host Food Drop on September 17 • The Georgia Virtue

Feed the Boro to Host Food Drop on September 17 • The Georgia Virtue
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The September Feed the Boro Food Drop in association with Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia, presented by Food Lion and co-sponsored by Statesboro High School and Davis Marketing Company, is scheduled for this Saturday, September 17.

The event begins at 8 a.m. at Statesboro High School at 10 Lee Hill Boulevard.

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FTB volunteers will hand out enough food to feed 1,000 families for a week.

FTB has partnered with Second Harvest Food Bank as they continue to host family food drops for the upcoming dates in 2022. The Feed the Boro team is proud of the
achievement of providing more than a million meals to our community since
running the Family Food Drops in 2020.

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“Our mission is to show our community hope through food, love through volunteerism and compassion by giving the least of these one more day to fight,” said Don Poe, FTB chairman. “All people deserve regular, nutritious meals and that’s what Feed the Boro is all about.”

We remind our community and those in need to get up early and enter the campus of Statesboro High from the back of Fleming Drive. You drive onto the road that runs between the SHS football stadium and the school building and then enter the parking lot where the award ceremony will take place. The gates on Blue Devil Drive and the entrance to Lee Hill Boulevard will be closed. The only way to enter is via Fleming Drive.

ANYONE in Bulloch County in need of food is encouraged to participate, but again, you are encouraged to line up early.

Volunteers will finish distribution at noon or earlier if food supplies run out.

Prepare your vehicle

FTB volunteers will follow strict COVID protocols to make this a contactless delivery.

  • When citizens reach the range, they should have their trunks open and cleared out.
  • SUVs need the rear to be accessible and also clean.
  • Volunteers are not allowed to touch or move objects in your vehicle.
  • If it’s not cleaned up, they only put what is possible in the space available.
  • You will NOT receive the full distribution if there is no space to place the food items. Cars slowly roll through food stations without stopping.
  • It is imperative to have your trunk cleared to avoid delaying distribution for others in line.

Bulloch County has a poverty rate of 29%, meaning nearly 1 in 3 people will go to bed hungry tonight. Even with help from other local sources, this is still a shocking figure. Feed the Boro has been asked to continue our food drops providing a family of four with two meals a day for a week and they need the help of our community to do so.

FTB encourages you to sponsor a meal for an individual or a family. For a contribution of $15 you can sponsor a family of three. $25 – family of five, $100 – 20 people, etc.

Thanks to our generous sponsors, it only costs about $5 per person to run errands for a week.

Feed the Boro continues to raise money to help with this and other FTB projects. Two easy ways to donate are through a check made payable to: Feed the Boro PO Box. 2736, Statesboro, 30459 and also online at www.feedtheboro.com.

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