Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Palm Coast Walk for Food ~ 2016

Grace Community Food Pantry serves nearly 3,000 families per month with much needed food and necessities. They also have a number of other services that help to get food to those in need. 

They sponsor an event called Access Flagler First on the first Friday of every other month.  At this event there are between 40 to 50 vendors and service agencies that help the county’s less fortunate with everything from haircuts, job placement, health screenings, housing, and other social service resources. 

The Pantry also distributes food and clothing at this event. Another service very close to their hearts is the Fed by Grace Backpack Program that brings food to the area schools in a backpack every Friday for parents of homeless and needy children so that the children have food for the weekend.  To learn more about what the Pantry is doing you can go to theirwebsite www.GraceCommunityFoodPantry.com

                        To help with the food purchases that keep the pantry stocked year round, they will be having a Walk for Food on Saturday, March 5th, 2016.
They are asking our area retailers to help them with this wonderful event by becoming sponsors and/or donating cash and gift certificates so they can raise funds. One of otheir partners, Second Harvest, is a private, nonprofit organization that collects stores and distributes donated food to more than 550 feeding partners including food pantries, soup kitchens, and women’s shelters, senior centers, day care centers and Kids Cafes. Cash donations allow us to purchase food from Second Harvest for 18 cents per pound, which goes a long way towards the purchase of food.

Always verify event information before going.  Event information is subject to change.


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