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Good Samaritan teams up with Second Harvest & Army for food drive

Posted at 6:47 PM, May 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-23 19:26:01-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fl. (WTXL) — The Good Samaritan Center teamed up with Second Harvest and the Army National Guard Saturday morning into the afternoon to hand out boxes of food to Leon County locals.

500 boxes were handed out to feed 500 families. Wendy Strickland with Angel Wings and Good Samaritan explained that many people showing up typically do not need help, but are now needing the extra support for other expenses during the pandemic.

"These are school teachers, these are people that work in attorney offices that need food to help supplement the income because they have not received their unemployment check or tax returns," said Strickland.

Theodore Harris drove by to get a box for his family. He was eternally grateful. "It's a blessing for all of yall to be doing this, helping us out. It's something to be thankful for. Helping the whole world."

While some people may feel ashamed when asking for help, Zachary Schott, an Executive Officer in the US Army said he gets it but wants you to know there's nothing to be ashamed of. "This is why we have programs like this in place to help people who need it," said Schott. "And if you need it, you shouldn't feel ashamed, just come up and get as much as you can."