The Food Lion 'Feed the Boro' (FTB) June food drop in partnership with Second Harvest is co-sponsored by the City of Statesboro and Eagle 94.9/106.5 The Boro. The food drop is scheduled for Saturday, June 18th beginning at 8 a.m. at Statesboro High School, 10 Lee Hill Boulevard.
FTB volunteers will be distributing enough food to feed 1,000 families for one week. The Feed the Boro team has provided over 840,000 meals since 2020.
“Our mission is to show our community hope through food, love through volunteerism and compassion through giving the least of these another day to fight,” said Don Poe, FTB Chair. “All people deserve regular, nutritious meals and that is what Feed the Boro is all about.”
Feed the Boro Event information
FTB asks attendees to show up early and enter the Statesboro High campus from the backside off Fleming Drive. Distribution will be in the parking area. The gates on Blue Devil Drive and the entrance off Lee Hill Boulevard will be closed. The only way to enter will be off Fleming Drive.
Anyone in Bulloch County in need is welcome to participate, but is encouraged to get in line early.
Volunteers will end the distribution at 10 a.m. or earlier if the food supply runs out.
FTB volunteers will be following strict COVID protocols in making this a contactless delivery. When citizens reach the distribution area, they will need to have their trunk open and cleaned out. SUV’s will need the rear to be accessible and cleaned out also.
Volunteers will not be allowed to touch nor move items around in your vehicle. If it is not cleaned out, they will only place what is possible in the space available. You cannot receive the full distribution if there is not space to put the food items.
Cars will slowly roll through food stations without stopping. Having a clean trunk will prevent slowing the distribution down for others in line.
Poverty in Bulloch County
Bulloch County has a 29% poverty rate. This means almost 1 out of 3 people may go to bed hungry tonight. Even with help from other local sources, this is still a shocking figure. Food drops that can feed a family of four, two meals a day for a week are especially needed. FTB is asking for volunteers to join in the efforts to feed the less fortunate.
FTB encourages those who are able to sponsor a meal for an individual or a family. For a contribution of $15 you can sponsor a family of three. $25 – family of five, $100 – 20 people, etc.
Thanks to their generous sponsors, it only costs around $5 per person to provide groceries for a week.
Feed the Boro continues to raise funds to help with this and other FTB projects. Two easy ways to give is through a check made payable to: Feed the Boro P.O. Box. 2736, Statesboro, 30459 and also online at www.feedtheboro.com.
Feed the Boro thanks our community for their continued willingness to serve families in need!