It’s not every day you get to go behind-the-scenes and see how a semi-truck filled with food gets into the hands of people experiencing hunger.
The Daytona Dream Center, one of Second Harvest Food Bank’s 550 feeding partners, invited us to visit their mobile food drop in Ormond Beach where 500 families were expected to drive thru the distribution. Volunteers arrived early to help unload the semi-truck, then quickly went to work loading a variety of nonperishable and fresh foods into truck beds and car trunks. The event was held in memory of Mary Thomas who ran the food pantry at the church for many years. It was her dream that one day a large-scale food distribution would take place on the church campus.
As you can see in the video, mobile food drops are a quick and simple way to get thousands of meals in the hands of people in need. From unemployed workers, families with young children and seniors afraid of catching the virus, there were many grateful people who waved and shouted, “Thank you!” or “God bless you,” as they drove through the distribution.
1 in 6 people in Central Florida will experience hunger this year.
Your $10 gift can provide 40 meals.