As the sun rose early Saturday morning, scores of Feed the Boro volunteers were unloading tractor trailer loads of food from Second Harvest Food Bank.

Simultaneously, hundreds of Bulloch county citizens were lining up at Statesboro High School to receive food from the emergency Christmas food drop.

In less than two hours, volunteers had provided over 1,000 families enough food to feed a family of four for one week. Unfortunately, they ran out of food turning away nearly 200 cars. As volunteers closed the lines and began cleaning up the site, cars continued to come, seeking assistance.

Mayor McCollar Praises Feed the Boro “Herculean Event”

Statesboro Mayor Jonathan McCollar visited volunteers with Feed the Boro this morning to personally thank them for the extraordinary work they are doing for the citizens of Statesboro and Bulloch County.

“Statesboro, this is something you got to see in order to believe. What is going on out here is amazing. Feed the Boro is doing herculean type event today to serve the people of our community and we are grateful for them”, said Mayor McCollar.

See five minute live interview with Mayor McCollar below.

Need is great in Bulloch County

This exemplifies the severe need for food assistance in Bulloch County. The emergency drop was necessary to help provide critical food needed by hundreds of families.

This Feed the Boro emergency Christmas food drop will help get hundreds of families 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.

Donate NOW to Help Feed the Boro

FTB continues needs your help to continue their goal of providing food, love, and hope to as many people in Bulloch County as possible. FTB has partnered with Second Harvest Food Bank to host a these massive food drops. Thanks to the contributions a many generous donors these drops have been possible.

Feed the Boro needs more financial help to replinish their funds and to stand ready to step up again, even on short notice if the need continues. Please consider making a contribution to Feed the Boro today.

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, Feed the Boro will be ready to help when help is needed.

DeWayne Grice

Herschel DeWayne Grice is the founder of Grice Connect an online news and information company in Statesboro, Georgia. DeWayne has been active in the media for over three decades. He brings a unique insight...