- March 5, 2018
Over 90 families received 10,000 pounds of food at Flagler County's Health and Human Services Department's Spring Fling Outreach event.
The event was held on May 9 at Cattleman's Hall and lasted three hours, according to a press release from Flagler County Communications Coordinator Julie Murphy. Over two dozen local vendors worked with the department to provide resource information, food and even hair cuts.
Health and Human Services Director Joseph Hegedus said the combined efforts of all the agencies at the event meant a lot to all the families who attended.
"If nothing else, we want our residents to know they can reach out to us if they have a social-services need, and we will connect them with the appropriate resource," Hegedus said.
The event was about providing help where it was needed: The Flagler Technical Institute gave 21 haircuts. Grace Food Pantry and the Flagler Schools' TRAIL Transition team bagged and distributed the 10,000 pounds of food. About 75 people spoke to community paramedics about their service.
“Whatever the need is, we try to meet it,” Hegedus said.
County staff is already working on the next outreach event, the press release said. It will likely be held in the fall.