Feed the Boro May Food Drop, in partnership with Second Harvest and presented by Food Lion and sponsored by Weichert Realtors and the City of Statesboro, is scheduled for this Saturday, May 7th beginning at 8 am at Statesboro High School, 10 Lee Hill Boulevard.
FTB volunteers will be distributing enough food to feed 1,000 families for one week. FTB is partnered with Second Harvest Food Bank as they continue to host family food drops for upcoming dates in 2022.
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.”
We remind our community and those in need to show up early and enter the Statesboro High campus from the backside of 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.
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 trunks open and cleaned out. SUVs 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 no 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.
Bulloch County has a 29% poverty rate, which means that close to 1 out of 3 people may go to bed hungry tonight. Even with help from other local sources, this is still a shocking figure.
Feed the Boro has been asked to continue our food drops that supply a family of four, two meals a day for a week and to do so, they need the help of our community. We invite you to volunteer and join in the efforts to feed the less fortunate.
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. 2736, Statesboro, 30459 and also online at www.feedtheboro.com.
We thank our community for their continued willingness to serve families in need!