In the past, the county's annual Feed Flagler food drive has focused on hosting a community-wide Thanksgiving meal, but this year, the focus will be on helping families have their own Thanksgiving meals at home.
This year’s theme for the drive is “focusing on families,” and Feed Flagler will operate four sites throughout the county to provide a hot Thanksgiving meal to families in need. Previously, the county hosted 11 locations where people could eat on site.
“As always, Feed Flagler cannot be successful without the support of our community,” said Flagler County Commission Chair Nate McLaughlin, who on Monday announced the kickoff of the food drive. “There are several ways individuals, organizations and businesses can participate.”
The non-perishable food drive will go into full swing at 9 a.m. on July 29, starting with a tour of a food pantry sponsored by the Flagler County School Board and operated by Grace Tabernacle Ministries. Those who wish to attend are asked to bring non-perishable food donations.
Any individuals, organizations or businesses who are interested in supporting the food drive or in volunteering can call 313-4001.