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Drive-up Food Bank Starts Thursday in South Lake Wales

Volunteers Needed to Carry Boxes

 

Last updated 3/18/2020 at 10:38am

In partnership with Feeding Tampa Bay and United Way of Central Florida, Central Florida Health Care is proud to announce a FREE food pantry for the Polk County families of Lake Wales. During the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month, residents can begin to line up at Iglesia de Dios Pentecostal South Lake Wales from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or until supplies are gone.

Each family will be receive a week's worth of free food that will feed a family of four. No qualifications are necessary. Feel free to contact Central Florida Health Care with any questions at 866-234-8534.

Volunteers are needed to carry boxes of food and water to cars at the church at 511 Jackson St. in Lake Wales starting at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 19.

"We are in need of volunteers to help with this blessing. It takes a village to come together to overcome a crisis," said Nelson Bristol, one of the volunteers helping with the drive.

Central Florida Healthcare will provide: Gloves, hand sanitizer, masks and any another medical precautions needed for the safety of volunteers.

These events are open air and will have less than 250 people, meeting the guidelines set by the CDC. This event will be in a drive-through style. Patrons will drive up to a specific area and volunteers will load supplies into the patrons car. By doing so, this will decrease the physical contact between all personnel.

Volunteers are asked to confirm plans to help by contacting Nelson Bristol at 863-585-4884 or email [email protected]

 

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