Volunteers from Bulloch County Schools, Feed the Boro and the Statesboro Kiwanis Club came together early Saturday morning to help with the Bulloch VOAD food drop.
Volunteers began at 7 AM unloading over 80,000 pounds of food in the parking lot of Julia P. Bryant Elementary School. They organized six drive through stations that included fresh vegetables, cheese, breakfast sandwiches, pork, eggs, apples, and fresh milk. Each family received over 65 pounds of food. This is enough to maintain a family of four for a week.
Citizens began lining up in the school parking lot early Saturday morning to receive food. Most of the morning traffic backed up for several blocks around the school.
Second Harvest Food Bank a partner agency with Feeding America handled the food acquisitions, delivery and set up of the food distribution. In addition to providing volunteers to help with the food drop, the Statesboro Kiwanis was the major donor for the event, contributing $5,000 to help purchase the food.
Bulloch VOAD worked with the Bulloch Board of Education to help meet the needs of families affected by the discontinuation of the Feed-A-Kid program to prepare for the reopening of schools.
Bulloch County Schools Feed-A-Kid program that was launched on March 17, in response to school closures due to COVID-19.
For 20 weeks, Bulloch Schools Nutrition, Transportation, Social Work employees and faculty volunteers prepared and delivered a total of 485,256 meals. Each weekday they responded to families at up to 78 delivery locations to place meal bags packed with breakfast and lunch in the hands of as many as 2,900 children per day.
Bulloch VOAD Website
For families who missed this opportunity here visit Bulloch County VOAD’s website for an updated list of food assistance in Bulloch County. Here is the list as of today:
- City of David, 222 Institute Street, Second Harvest EMERGENCY FOOD DISTRIBUTION Thursday, August 27th beginning at 10:00 AM till food runs out
- Christian Social Ministries (CSM), 31 North Zetterower Avenue food distribution Mondays 10 AM to 4 PM
- Statesboro First United Methodist Church 101 South Main offers a public Soup Kitchen Saturdays from 11:00 AM -1:00 PM – Pickup Only at rear of Church.
- Portal City Hall – Second Harvest Emergency Food Drop begins at 10 AM on Monday, August 31st.
- Compassion Christian Church, 831 Cawana Drive – 1st and 3rd Saturdays, 9 AM – 11 AM
- Eastern Heights Church, 23805 Hwy 80 East, 2nd Saturday, 9 AM – 11 AM
- Statesboro Food Bank, 400 Donnie Simmons Way, If anyone needs food or knows someone, especially elderly call 912-489-3663 between 11 am – 3 pm and schedule a pickup of food. Open Monday – Friday
- Friendship Baptist Church, 4025 Friendship Church Road, Wednesday, 1 PM – 3 PM