On Saturday, December 4, 2021 Feed the Boro volunteers presented the 500,000th meal to Vera Mercer of Statesboro at the SHS food drop. In addition to the food, Mrs. Mercer was presented a $200 gift card by Food Lion manager Tod Marsh.

Vera Mercer with her $200 Food Lion Gift Card Credit: Grice Connect

“I can’t begin to tell you what a blessing Feed the Boro has been to our family, said Vera Mercer. “Today was a wonderful surprise. I LOVE Food Lion it is my favorite grocery store. It is so nice of Food Lion and Feed the Boro to help everyone with these food drops. Thank you all so much!”

The Feed to Boro committee estimated the approximate group of cars that would be the 500,00th meal and picked Mrs. Mercer at random.

Grice Connect live streamed the actual presentation to Mrs. Mercer. Assisting with the presentation was Don Poe, Chair of Feed the Boro, Tod Marsh, Manager Food Lion Statesboro, Bob Olliff, Rotary Club of Statesboro and Richard McCombs, Feed the Boro Board member.

Feed the Boro sets sights on 1 Million meals

Today marks the accomplishment of providing over 500,000 meals to our community since conducting the Family Food Drops beginning in October of 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!”

Rotary Club of Statesboro

Rotarian Bob Olliff coordinated a team of volunteers from the Rotary Club of Statesboro to help with Saturday’s 1,000 family food drop. They also served as the primary sponsor for the Saturday, December 4, 2021 food drop.

Rotary Club of Statesboro Volunteers Credit: Grice Connect

Families began lining up at 4 AM to make sure they received the free food. Volunteers distributed enough food to feed a family of four for one week.

The two tractor trailers of food is delivered to Statesboro High School in a partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank in Savannah.

Rotarians John Scott and Steve Rushing distribute food to families Saturday Credit: Grice Connect

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...