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Second Harvest makes sure families have food for the weekend

Posted at 6:55 PM, Apr 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-17 18:55:08-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Volunteers in Tallahassee are staying safe and making sure people have something to eat this weekend.

Second Harvest of the Big Bend gave away 13,000 pounds of food on Friday, enough for about 500 families.

One by one, they drove through the line where volunteers stocked them with a box of groceries for each family.

They avoided contact by letting people open the car doors themselves, then closing them when they leave.

Volunteers say they value keeping people fed, just as much as keeping them healthy.

"Come and get you some food,"said Pastor Elouise Jones, a volunteer with Second Harvest. "Come get food today, we're going to do it again at four o'clock, and we'll do it Tuesday and Friday, too. We love doing what we do and we love Second Harvest, what they do."

"It feels great to me to be feeding America," said Shawn Wade, who works for Second Harvest of the Big Bend. "There's a lot of people out here that really need this food because of everything that's going on with the pandemic."

Click here for a list of Second Harvest's distribution sites.