The Feed the Boro (FTB) February Food Drop, sponsored by Davis Marketing Company and Food Lion, is scheduled for this Saturday, February 5, 2022 beginning at 8 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 for one week.
How this is possible
FTB continues to partner with Second Harvest Food Bank as they continue to host monthly family food drops for upcoming dates in 2022. Because of this partnership, the support of our sponsors like Davis Marketing Company and Food Lion along with hundreds of volunteers, the Feed the Boro team is proud of the accomplishment of providing over 600,000 meals to our community since conducting the Family Food Drops in 2020.
“Our mission is to show our community hope through food, love through volunteerism and compassion through giving the least of these another day to fight,” said Don Poe, FTB Chair. “All people deserve regular, nutritious meals and that is what Feed the Boro is all about.”
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 10 AM or earlier if the food supply runs out.
How to receive food
FTB reminds those in need of food 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.
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.
Thanks to their generous sponsors, it only costs around $5 per person to provide groceries for a week.
For a contribution of :
- $15 you can sponsor a family of three
- $25 – family of five
- $100 – 20 people, etc.
Feed the Boro continues to raise funds to help with this food drop and other FTB projects.
Two easy ways to give is through a check made payable to:
Feed the Boro P.O. Box. 2736, Statesboro, 30459
Online at www.feedtheboro.com.
Feed the Boro thanks our community for their continued willingness to serve families in need!