Feed the Boro (FTB) is stepping up again, but they need your help. Due to the severe need for food assistance in Bulloch County, FTB is coordinating a second emergency 1,000 family food drop at Statesboro High School this Saturday, December 12. This emergency drop is necessary to help provide critical food needed by hundreds of families. This Feed the Boro emergency Christmas food drop will help get them through the Christmas holidays.

The need is heightened, due to Bulloch County Schools two-week Christmas break. Nearly 7,000 children in Bulloch County depend on the schools to provide them food. When there is an interruption, there is a need. The need is increased this year due to the COVID 19 pandemic which has caused many Bulloch County residents to remain out of work.

FTB continues their goal of providing food, love, and hope to as many people in Bulloch County as possible. Once again FTB has partnered with Second Harvest Food Bank to host a massive food drop.

In addition, Crossroads Community Church provides administrative and volunteer assistance annually to Feed the Boro.

Volunteers Needed for Saturday

“There is no way we could consider taking on a second massive food drop without the incredible generosity of our community in the form of monetary contributions and unselfishly volunteering their time”, said Don Poe, FTB Chair.  “I am overwhelmed by the need. My heart was touched by the gratitude of the recipients of food on Thanksgiving. If you want to discover the real magic of Christmas, volunteer with us Saturday at the Feed the Boro emergency Christmas food drop.”

We need your help to help feed the families in our community!

A few of the volunteer needs include help distributing the food, breaking down boxes, assisting with traffic flow and assuring documentation is completed by participants.

This is an outdoor event social distancing and masks are strongly encouraged. Volunteer times will run from 8 a.m. to approximately noon, broken into one-hour increments.

Volunteers will park in the teachers/visitors parking at the front of the school or in the Big Lots shopping center across the street.

A special message from FTB Chair Don Poe:

The Christmas food drop will be held Saturday, December 12, beginning at 9 am at Statesboro High School, 10 Lee Hill Boulevard.  FTB volunteers will be distributing two tractor trailer loads of food.  That will be enough food to feed 1,000 families of four for one week.

No pre-registration needed – Come to SHS Saturday if you need food

Help Give the Gift of Food

With this being an unscheduled, addition FTB needs donations to help cover the cost of the additional food drop.  They are asking businesses and individuals to please 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 their generous sponsors, it only costs around $5 per person to provide groceries for a week.

Feed the Boro continues to raise funds to help with this and other FTB projects. Two easy ways to give:

By Check made payable to:

Feed the Boro
701 Baytree Lane
Statesboro, Georgia 30458

With your help, this will be another great Christmas for our community.

1,000 Family Food Drop at SHS on Saturday

Due to COVID, this food drop is considered an Emergency Food Drop.  For this reason, there is NO financial requirement to receive food.  ANYONE in Bulloch County who needs food is encouraged to participate, but you are encouraged to get in line early. 

Volunteers will end the distribution at noon or earlier if the food supply runs out.

Enter Drop from Fleming Drive

To participate, you should enter the Statesboro High campus from the backside off Fleming Drive.  You will enter the road that runs between the SHS football stadium and the school building, then proceed into the parking area where the distribution will be held.  The gates on Blue Devil Drive and the entrance off Lee Hill Boulevard will be closed.  The only way to enter will be off Fleming Drive. 

Trunk or Rear of Vehicle MUST be Cleaned Out

FTB volunteers will be following strict COVID protocols in making this a contactless delivery.  When citizens reach the distribution area, they will need to have their trunk open and cleaned out. SUV’s will need the rear to be accessible and cleaned out also.   

Volunteers will not be allowed to touch nor move items around in your vehicle.  If it is not cleaned out, they will only place what is possible in the space is available.  You WILL NOT receive the full distribution if there is not space to put the food items.

Cars will slowly roll through the nine food stations without stopping.  Having your trunk cleaned out is imperative to prevent slowing the distribution down for others in line.

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