Havana non-profit distributes food to families in need

Blessings of Hope Empowerment Outreach held a Farm Share Food Distribution event on Saturday, June 10 at Mayflower A.M.E. Church in the Jameison community in rural Havana.

The event was scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. and continued while supplies lasted.

Many people showed up early to have their vehicles loaded with much needed food, and the distribution was in full swing by 8:20 a.m.

The all-volunteer staff spent the morning bagging and loading donated food items, including raw chicken, cabbage heads, boxes of cereal and snacks, gallons of milk, and fruit juices.

The food distributed at Saturday’s event was donated by Farm Share, Inc., a non-profit food bank located in Quincy.

Blessings of Hope Community Outreach is a local non-religious non-profit organization that has worked to help the citizens of Havana and the surrounding communities with food, clothing, fans for senior citizens, and more since 2013.

Blessings of Hope would like to thank the following individuals and organizations for making the event a success:

Mayflower A.M.E. Church, Reverend Juliaette Horne, Catherine Chandler, Waste Pro, The Havana Herald, The Gadsden County Times, Farm Share, David Reynolds, Dr. Samuel Carter, Jr., and Willie Davis, Jr.

Special thanks to Blake Hurst of Hurst Tree Service, for using his tractor to unload supplies.

Stephen Klein – Gadsden County News Service


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