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Rep. Santiago to host second free food distribution
posted Oct 18, 2013 - 11:20:57am
Florida State Rep. David Santiago (R-Deltona) will host his second free drive-up food distribution 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Oct. 26, (while supplies last) at the Dewey O. Boster Sports Complex, 1200 Saxon Blvd. Santiago will partner with the City of Deltona and the Community Life Center.
“After the tremendous success of the initial event, and recognizing there are still many families in my district who still need a helping hand, I am now expanding our scope of reach in my partnership with the City of Deltona and Community Life Center’s network of nonprofit organizations and churches throughout the district,” said Santiago.
Once again, the food delivery will be coming up from South Florida via Farm Share, an organization that re-sorts and packages an abundance of surplus food and distributes it to individuals, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, churches, and other organizations feeding the hungry in Florida — free of charge.
Rep. Santiago stated, “Last time we did this event, we were able to help approximately 1,300 families. Our goal is to hopefully get above 2,000.”
While the preferred method of picking up the groceries is driving up, those constituents walking to Dewey Boster Park are more than welcome as well. No paperwork or documentation is required to receive the food.
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