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United Way of Volusia-Flagler Counties Teams with Volusia County for Food Distribution

By Jeanne Rademacher - Director of Community Partnerships
Wed, Jul 22, 2020 at 12:06PM

HUM Food Distribution

United Way of Volusia-Flagler Counties, Inc. (UWVFC) and Volusia County have teamed up to help distribute food bags throughout Volusia County. Funding for this program is through the county's CARES funding. The intent is for UWVFC to coordinate food distribution to nonprofit, faith based organizations in Volusia County through the food program facilitated by Halifax Urban Ministries (HUM) food program at the Ocean Center. This will allow agencies to maintain consistency of food bag items and to streamline distribution and avoid duplication.

Since the program was approved through Volusia County Council, UWVFC has coordinated the distribution of over 1,250 food bags.  Nonprofit faith based groups receive requested food bags every other week to distribute throughout their communities.  The program will continue through December to assure that low to moderate income residents of Volusia County who were negatively affected by COVID-19 have food.

How can you help? Give, Advocate or Volunteer!

Volunteers to bag food at the Ocean Center every Tuesday are needed to keep distribution going!  All CDC requirements of social distancing and wearing masks are adhered to.  If you have some free time and would like to help, please go to https://uwvfc.galaxydigital.com/need/detail/?need_id=521511 to sign up.

For more information, please contact Jeanne Rademacher at 386-679-3758 or jrademacher@uwvfc.org.

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