On Friday April 2nd Second Harvest Food Bank set up a mobile pantry at a Tuskawilla United Methodist Church in the Casselberry area.
Earlier we had received a call from church representatives expressing the need for food in the area. Right across the street from the church is a school that has over 200 students receiving free/reduced lunches. Even though the church was not a partner agency, Second Harvest agreed to bring a truck with some staff members to volunteer their time.
The truck had 8 pallets of canned and dry food, two pallets of fruit and veggies, and 1 pallet of bread products. The pallets were arranged in the parking lot were the church members had set up a drive thru scenario. One person would sign in the people requesting food, and then the client would drive up to receive their order.
It was wonderful to see all the church volunteers that showed up to serve over 120 families in a three hour period. Tuskawilla United Methodist ended up filling out an agency application and was recently accepted. We are very happy that they will be helping to alleviate hunger in their area on a weekly basis.
Photos from the day:
Agency Relations Manager