Feed the Boro food drop
Credit: Daisy Hollingsworth

The Feed the Boro Pre-Thanksgiving Food Drop held on November 20, 2021 fed 1,000 meals to families in our community.

Another Feed the Boro 1,000 family Food Drop sponsored by the Rotary Club of Statesboro is scheduled for this Saturday, December 4, 2021 beginning at 8 am at Statesboro High School, 10 Lee Hill Boulevard.  FTB volunteers will be distributing two tractor trailer loads of food, which will be enough food to feed 1,000 families for one week.

FTB is partnered with Second Harvest Food Bank as they continue to host 1,000 family food drops for upcoming dates in 2022.

500,000th meal this Saturday | Goal increased to 1 million meals

December marks the accomplishment of providing over 500,000 meals to our community since conducting the Family Food Drops in 2020.   

“What an exciting accomplishment of serving our community over 500,000 meals! This would not have been possible without the generosity of our community in the form of monetary contributions and unselfishly volunteering their time,” said Don Poe, FTB Chair. “If we continue at 1,000 per month, by August 2022 we will cross the 1,000,000 meal distribution mark!”

NEED FOOD? Here is how to get it

We remind our community and those in need to show up early and 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. 

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 again, you are encouraged to get in line early. 

Volunteers will end the distribution at noon or earlier if the food supply runs 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 available.  You WILL NOT receive the full distribution if there is not space to put the food items.

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

How you can help

Although volunteer spots may be filled, there is another way you can help.  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 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 is through a check made payable to: Feed the Boro P.O. Box.  Box 2736, Statesboro, 30459 and also online at www.feedtheboro.com

We thank our community for their willingness to serve families in need this holiday season and beyond!

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